Peterborough Economic Development





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Our Story

Peterborough & the Kawarthas is a unique community known for its exceptional quality of life and beautiful setting. Peterborough has everything - a multitude of recreational opportunities, a diverse industrial, commercial and agricultural base, quality health care and excellent schools - including two post-secondary institutions. Peterborough is just one hour from the Greater Toronto Area. Real estate is affordable, the air is clean and communities are safe.

With a population of approximately 138,000, Peterborough & the Kawarthas is the regional centre for East Central Ontario and draws from a market population of 350,000. Peterborough's proximity to major markets in Canada and the northeastern United States, combined with an effective transportation system that includes the largest commercial airport between Toronto and Ottawa, and four-lane access to the Greater Toronto Area, makes Peterborough an unparalleled setting as a business location.

Major Employers

  • PepsiCo Foods (Quaker)
  • General Electric
  • FisherCast Ltd. (A Dynacast Company)
  • Siemens Milltronics
  • Minute Maid
  • SGS Lakefield Research
  • Peterborough Regional Health Centre
  • Public School Board
  • Sir Sandford Fleming College
  • City of Peterborough
  • AON Inc.
  • BWXT Canada Ltd.
  • Central East Community Access Centre
  • Fleming College
  • Flying Colours Corporation
  • General Electric Canada
  • Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
  • McCloskey International
  • Ministry of Natural Resources
  • PepsiCo/Quaker