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Economic Development

The Municipality of Clarington contracts out all economic development activities to the Clarington Board of Trade and Office of Economic Development (CBOT). Clarington works closely with the CBOT to promote and support our business community and create more economic growth opportunities in the Municipality.

Clarington is a great place to live and to grow a thriving business. If you're looking to start a new business or relocate an existing business, contact the CBOT for help.

Development incentives

To encourage business growth within the Municipality, Clarington offers several financial incentives, including:

Community profile

As a community, we are committed to ongoing business growth, preserving our traditional downtowns and implementing environmentally friendly designs in our industrial parks.

Clarington is a growing community with a population of more than 104,000 people and counting. Residents live in four urban centres (Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle and Orono) and 14 hamlets. The Municipality spans 614 square kilometres, an area equivalent to the size of the City of Toronto.

Clarington is highly accessible and situated alongside Highway 401 to the south, Highway 407 to the north and Highway 35/115 to the east. The Municipality is well connected to the Greater Toronto Area.


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