Perth is the centre of a prosperous region of 18,000 people who are lucky enough to live a few minutes from the areaís excellent canoeing, hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking and less than an hourís drive from a night at the opera or a major league hockey game in Canada ís capital. Corporations, including 3M Canada, Albany International, Eaton Yale-Cutler Hammer, Shandex (Perth Soap), Central Wire, and OMYA (Canada) Inc., have also made Perth a dynamic business and manufacturing centre. Companies locate in Perth for economic or strategic reasons. They can access international markets and take advantage of a stable, educated work force. They soon come to value the intangible assets: the human scale, lifestyle and community spirit.
Easy access to Montreal, Toronto, and New York State continues to attract traditional industries. These have been joined by high-tech firms like Knudsen Engineering and CGIS Centre, looking for topnotch services, lower operating costs than in neighbouring Ottawa , and of course - the Lanark county lifestyle. The high-tech boom years propelled Perth to create an infrastructure to support and attract new industry.
Indeed, Perth ís business landscape reflects a healthy diversity. A strong retail sector both in the downtown core and on the highway, Perth is also blessed with numerous industries that enjoy Perth ís strong workforce ethic.
Perth's growth has historically been slow and steady allowing the community to build a strong, selective, and well diversified economic base. Today, however, the future holds a relatively strong pressure for growth as Ottawa is slated to grow by as much as 50 per cent over the next two decades, and Highway 7, the main highway to Ottawa, will soon become four lanes between Ottawa and neighbouring Carleton Place. This will drop the commute time between Ottawa and Perth significantly. Increasingly, families and business look to escape from southwest Ottawa to the slower pace of Lanark County.
Fortunately, Perth is prepared for development in all industrial, commercial and residential sections. A Community Profile, Economic Base Analysis, Hotel Feasibility Study, Zoning By-law and Official Plan By-law are available to assist those looking for specific information on development in the Town of Perth.
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For further assistance, please contact Shellee Evans, Director of Community Services at 267-3311 ext. 2227 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org