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Community Profile

Kawartha Lakes has a growing population of more than 75,000 residents, 31,000 seasonal residents, and an available workforce of more than 39,000 people. More than 1.45 million residents live within a one-hour drive of Kawartha Lakes.

During the summer months, we are a popular destination, attracting an additional 1.6 million visitors annually.

Our sectors of focus include: agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, and arts, culture and heritage.

Learn about all Kawartha Lakes has to offer including:

We have a skilled workforce suitable for traditional sectors and emerging technologies.

Economic Development staff members are available to assist you with all of your business needs including:

  • information about the City of Kawartha Lakes
  • community tours
  • site selection
  • developing local partnerships
  • expanding your business
  • youth entrepreneurship
  • start-up support
  • sourcing grants and incentives

Welcoming Diversity

The City of Kawartha Lakes values diversity and inclusion to ensure individual respect, community benefit and economic prosperity.

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