Cobourg enjoys a diverse industrial base with 42 industries manufacturing a wide variety of products from airport communication towers to foil laminated paper products. Our largest employers are in the plastics and food sectors like cereal made by Weetabix and composters to playground equipment by Horizon Plastics International. Companies such as Belden Canada Inc. and Lakeland Multitrade have called Cobourg their home for over 40 years.
Congratulations go out to 2 of our local manufacturers, recipients of awards presented during NMA's Manufacturing Month Award Ceremony.
CHEM-ECOL Ltd. was awarded the first annual Environmental/Health & Safety award and Canadian Wear Technologies the Investing in Employee Development award. View press release for more details.
The Northumberland Manufacturers' Association has received funding for a manufacturing sector specific training program to support local manufacturers' participation in a pilot training program. View press release for more details.
Cobourg's proximity to major cities such as Montreal, Kingston and Toronto and Canada-US borders lends to excellent transportation access by way of highway 401 and mainline CN and CP rail. International and municipal airports are also in close proximity. A newly renovated Via Rail station offers passenger and commuter train services.
|City||Distance in km||Distance in miles|
|Canada - US City||Distance in km||Distance in miles|
|Fort Erie - Buffalo, New York||268||166|
|Sarnia - Port Huron, Michigan||406||252|
|Thousand Islands - Fisher's Landing, New York||185||115|
|Windsor - Detroit, Michigan||473||294|
Strategic location map to major Canada - US cities
A skilled labour force can be accessed within a 30 minute radius. Educational institutions are also within the area and specialize in offering up to date technology training opportunities.
Cobourg's Economic Development Team, made up of government and private sector specialists, helps keep our businesses strong and productive whether just starting up, relocating or expanding. We have built strong partnerships with our educational institutions which enables us to keep our industries informed of new developments such as training and funding.
Our team focuses on business retention and expansion. Our corporate calling program is one example of our commitment. Our Mayor and top-level staff personally visit our industries on a regular basis.
Our local Northumberland Manufacturers' Association keeps industries up-to-date on any new funding and training programs.
As a member of Ontario East Economic Development Commission Cobourg is amongst 200 communities promoted as a centre for investment and business growth in Eastern Ontario. It is a one point of contact for site selectors, start up support and business growth.