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Hawkesbury has real estate costs well below the costs of the nearby metropolitan areas and unlike most municipalities in Ontario, no development charges. The Province of Ontario as a whole is a competitive marketplace, with corporate tax rates significantly lower than many United States such as California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Hawkesbury Ontario offers some of the lowest hydro rates in Ontario.

The corporate and personal tax rates are low.

As part of Eastern Ontario, the Town of Hawkesbury has access to many funding programs and incentives that are specific to our region. These programs are wide ranging and come from both levels of senior government as well as agencies and most of these programs are tied to job retention and/or creation. We would be happy to provide you with a tailored assessment of your company in order to recommend eligible funding programs.

Contractors and investors looking for new business opportunities, we can help you!

  • Why choose the town of Hawkesbury?
  • cost competitiveness
  • no development charges
  • highly motivated workforce
  • vacant lots and buildings
  • location and transportation
  • investment opportunities
  • green energy oriented
  • quality of life

But that is just the beginning, if you are interested in exploring the potential that awaits new business in Hawkesbury by either starting a new company, expanding or relocating your business.


The Town offers all services: water (wastewater and storm water), electricity (Hydro Hawkesbury), natural gas, phone, internet (high speed and fiber), provincial police, fire services, recycling and garbage disposal service.

A real advantage in Hawkesbury is the cost of electricity. Hydro Hawkesbury is second in Ontario for residential consumption.

Hydro Hawkesbury ranks first for businesses using less than 50 KW per month.


Hawkesbury offers a supportive environment for investors. It has all the essential attributes for the implementation of projects of any scales and offers investors numerous exceptional advantages.

Diversified companies in terms of sectors have established themselves in Hawkesbury; the industrial sector being the most important followed by the service sector.

Download the list of industries and businesses that have chosen to establish themselves in Hawkesbury.