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Starting A Business

The Town of Amherstburg recognizes the impact small businesses make to our community. Small business fosters a prosperous and sustainable economic environment and contributes to the quality of life in our community allowing the residents to do business and shop locally.

Why invest in Amherstburg? Simply put - our location and quality of life.

  1. Strategically located Industrial areas within the municipality with a regional labour market of 375,000 people
  2. Located within 20 minutes of the busiest international border crossings in North America
  3. Close proximity to Highway 401, Canada's major ground transportation artery
  4. Close proximity to 2 international airports and a national railroad
  5. Affordable housing market
  6. Named "Canada's Safest Community"
  7. Hub for fine Ontario wines - home of award winning wineries and the gateway to many more along the Lake Erie North Shore
  8. Communities in Bloom winner - 5 Bloom community
  9. Award winning festivals and events - Festivals and Events Ontario winner
  10. Steeped in historic charm

Businesses operating in the Town of Amherstburg may require a Business Licence from the Town of Amherstburg's Licensing Department.  The Town regulates different types of businesses for the purpose of health and safety, nuisance control and consumer protection.

For more assistance in starting a small business follow the links: