City of Woodstock



Our Story

Woodstock's economy continued to thrive in 2016 with just over $146.4 million in building permit activity – a figure on par with the 10 year average, and 9.4% above the five year average. While activity in all sectors was strong, the industrial sector had a banner year with permits of $18.6 million issued to 30+ companies. Permit highlights included expansions at the Woodstock Police Building and Hino Motors, as well as permits for new building construction at Gerry's Truck Centre, Ontario Refrigerated Services, and Kyjo Steel.

The mandate of the Office of the Development Commissioner is to develop and recommend policy alternatives that will enable the City of Woodstock to implement development and marketing programs. These policies and programs support the goals and objectives of balanced and steady economic growth through job creation and new investment.

The Office focuses on business retention and expansion, new business development, investment attraction, and market research. Woodstock Economic Development is an advocate for business and is dedicated to assisting all companies regardless of size.

If your business is considering an expansion or relocation, or you would like to meet with one of our development staff to discuss any challenges your business may be facing, please contact our office and we would be pleased to assist.

Major Employers

  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing
  • Vutteq Boshoku Canada
  • Toyota Boshoku Canada
  • Transfreight Integrated Logistics
  • Agropur, Bright Cheese House
  • ArcelorMittal Woodstock
  • Firestone Textiles Company
  • North American Stamping Group
  • Tigercat Industries
  • SAF - Holland Canada Limited

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Perth County, ON County 81,565
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