Chatham-Kent was named the second “Most Affordable Place to Do Business in Canada” and among the top 25 overall in the 2016 ranking of Canada’s Best Places for Business by Canadian Business and PROFIT.

In the second annual ranking, Chatham-Kent placed 13th amongst “Canada’s Best Places for Business.” Produced by two of the country’s best-known business media outlets — Canadian Business and PROFIT — the 2016 Canada’s Best Places for Business ranking factors in more than 20 indicators of cost, market trends and business friendliness collected from various sources and participating municipalities. The ranking is designed to help entrepreneurs and executives make smarter decisions on where to start, expand or relocate their enterprises. The ranking is based on a survey of 55 communities.

“It takes the support of an entire community to foster successful businesses,” said James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT. “The municipalities on our ranking show a clear commitment to business-friendly policies and economic development. That’s good news for their business owners, entrepreneurs and residents.”

“This ranking reinforces what we already know about Chatham-Kent – this is an innovative and thriving community that is a destination of choice for businesses,” said Michael Burton, Director, Economic Development, Municipality of Chatham-Kent. “Chatham-Kent is an affordable place to do business because it is ideally situated along the Highway 401 corridor, with ready access to global markets for trade and investments. As a healthy, safe, accessible and affordable community, we make it easier for large and small businesses to start-up and grow.”

From food processing to farming, alternative energy to advanced manufacturing, Chatham-Kent offers investors a gateway to some of North America’s most lucrative markets. Just an hour away from three U.S. border crossings and three international airports, Chatham-Kent is an ideal location for companies looking to make smart and effective growth investments. Whether you’re developing computer chips or potato chips, Chatham-Kent has all the human and natural resources you need to start, build, or expand your business. Conveniently located close to Detroit, the Golden Horseshoe, and the Greater Toronto Area, Chatham-Kent offers prime relocation and recruitment opportunities for scaling enterprises from around the world.

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About Chatham-Kent

A blend of 25 communities, including two First Nation territories, Chatham-Kent offers a landscape that’s rich in both resources and local culture. From historically significant sites, to multi-million dollar facilities, Chatham-Kent manages to marry the past with the present in a way that provides unparalleled opportunities for the future.

Set between two fresh water lakes and surrounded by rich, productive farmland, Chatham-Kent is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. We have one of the mildest climates in Canada…meaning our golfers hit the links about nine months of the year.

“Living the dream without breaking the bank” sums up how most residents feel about Chatham-Kent. The beauty of Chatham-Kent combined with the low cost of living has made us very attractive to businesses looking to give their staff an ideal place to live, have fun and raise a family.


About PROFIT and

PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent media brand dedicated to the management of small and mid-sized businesses. For 34 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and best-selling business publication in the country. With a cross-platform readership of nearly 1 million, it is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics.


For more information:

Michael Burton
Director, Economic Development
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Tel: 519-360-1998 Cell: 519-350-1673

For general media inquiries:

Heather Hughes
Communications Officer
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Tel: 519-360-1998 Cell: 519-355-4060