Niagara Region is one of the most unique locations in the world. Niagara is a global brand through the wonder of Niagara Falls and is strategically located on the border of the busiest port of entry connecting the U.S. and Canada.

The binational connection between Canada and the U.S. is very strong, with people traversing the border on a daily basis to work, shop and for leisure. 10 million people cross the border at Niagara’s four crossings, including a dedicated Nexus bridge, offering expedited release for pre-approved travellers.

The Niagara region, comprised of 12 local area municipalities and a regional municipality, is a peninsula surrounded by Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and the Niagara River.

The 12 local municipalities include Fort Erie, Pelham, Grimsby, Lincoln, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Thorold, Wainfleet, Welland and West Lincoln.


Niagara’s municipalities collaborate closely to encourage business investment and economic growth. Our proactive economic development team is eager to support the site selection process, from development incentives to land availability. We take pride in our “concierge” approach to fulfilling your needs.

If you have any questions or require any information, please contact one of our qualified staff for assistance.

Growth for Niagara ‘the new normal’

Niagara is showing to have consistent growth in: the housing market, construction and various other industries. Figures showed Niagara’s growth rate soared by more than 300 per cent from 2011 to 2016. The statistics suggest Niagara’s economy is running on virtually all cylinders.

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Region to tap private sector for economic development guidance

The region’s economic development department is looking to recruit experts from a variety of fields in the private sector as well as the post-secondary education sector. The new working group will be tasked to help guide the Region’s long-term strategy and will be comprised of a little more than a dozen people representing Brock University and Niagara College, and sectors including finance, manufacturing, real estate, tourism, and agri-business.

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New Official Plan to shape future growth and prosperity in Niagara 

Niagara Region has begun a multi-year planning process leading to the development of a new Official Plan that will shape how Niagara grows and develops over the next two decades. The new Official Plan will provide high level policy direction on a wide range of matters such as strategic locations for growth and development.

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Niagara plans bi-national bid for Amazon HQ

Regional councillors unanimously approved a motion authorizing regional staff to submit a bid in response to the e-commerce giant’s request for proposals from communities interested in becoming home to the massive facility, expected to employ up to 50,000 workers and help to reel in the $5-billion investment. The bid would focus on the strengths offered by communities on both sides of the Niagara River such as Niagara’s foreign trade zone design, U.S. and local colleges and universities, as well as the Buffalo airport.

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