Hastings County
Economic Development

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Hastings County - Communities with Opportunities

The Hastings County Planning Department is responsible for ensuring that policies, guidelines and by-laws are in place to ensure optimal use of land in Hastings County and to be consistent with all relevant provincial policies, legislation and regulations. It is also responsible for undertaking initiatives that support economic development in the County.

The Municipality of Tweed is one of 14 municipalities within Hastings County and has representation on an Economic Advisory Committee that provides direction and feedback to the planning department on investment goals.  Through our recent Situation Analysis of our economy, and our Economic Development Action Plan 2009-2012, we developed an Investment Marketing Strategy, 2010 - 2012. Click here to download a copy (zipped file).

The County's planning department (through Economic Development staff) collect all necessary information (reports, surveys, community profiles, etc.), implement the outlined strategies, and provide business and industry services. 

For more information visit investinhastings.ca

An Award Winning 2011

Hastings County was identified for a number of Economic Development Awards in 2011; Feb 2011 - Top Economic Development Project for Ontario 'Communities with Opportunities' receiving The Lieutenant Governor's Award for Marketing Excellence, Feb 2011 - 'iHastings' iphone app receiving an Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) Award, Sept 2011 - Hastings County Arts Route received a Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) Marketing Award, Sept 2011 - The Enterprise Facilitation Program got National Accolades by being chosen as the 1st Finalist in the 2012 RBC Economic Development Awards

The Hastings Advantage

Hastings County is a rural haven with modern amenities. Located at the center of Canada’s "golden triangle” between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, we offer the Best of Both Worlds. Remain in close proximity to Canada’s largest metropolitan markets while enjoying rural and small town living in contemporary times. It’s a creative, nature-based and more self-sufficient lifestyle.

You don’t have to struggle with the hustle and bustle of big city congestion when modern communication technologies bring you just minutes to work and minutes to the cottage. You won’t be far from the city while enjoying our fresh air, natural beauty, arts, culture and creative economy.


Newsletter - Volume 1, ISSUE 3 - Aug 2012

Financial Post - Escape the sprawl to a more sustainable lifestyle