Northumberland County Economic Development


Relocate to Northumberland County

The Near East. Prosperity is closer than you think.

Northumberland County is about prosperity. Plastics, energy, fresh grocery items, processed foods, communications towers, paper products and packaging - the list seems endless. And, it all originates here in Northumberland.

It's about cultural diversity, exceptional architecture, unique performance venues, music and galleries. Northumberland County is also about whimsy - sand castles, dragon boats, apple routes and rural rambles.

Most of all, Northumberland County is about opportunity.

 Northumberland County's two largest centres, Cobourg and Port Hope, were listed among the top 35 "Best Places to Live in Canada" in the 2011 issue of MoneySense. 180 cities with populations over 10,000 were selected based on factors such as housing, income, job prospects, air quality, safety, and access to health care.


Welcome to Northumberland - a thriving, south-eastern Ontario community strategically positioned along Highway 401 to access both Toronto and Kingston within a 1 to 1.5 hours' drive. Northumberland County offers a range of living experiences from historic towns to scenic rolling rural areas to spectacular water settings on Rice Lake, the Trent River and Lake Ontario. The County of Northumberland is the upper tier level of municipal government that weaves together seven diverse, yet complementary municipalities.

With multiple unique municipalities located within the county, there are many places that are beneficial for business. If you would like more information about any of the member municipalities, please visit our Government Resources page for links to the municipalities in the area.


All of our member municipalities have unique and interesting cultures surrounding their area. For information on lands available within the county for relation of your business, please contact Dan Borowec.

County map displaying the 7 member municipalities

Site Tours

Site tours are available for businesses looking to relocate or locate themselves in the county. For more information and for other business inquiries, contact Dan Borowec, Director or Economic Development, Tourism and Planning to arrange a meeting.