Why Invest Here?

Oxford County – Ontario's Sweet Spot

Oxford Connection is your first point-of-contact for questions about locating or expanding your company in southwestern Ontario’s manufacturing heartland. Our member communities—Woodstock, Ingersoll, Tillsonburg and Rural Oxford—have everything you need to take your business further.

1. A Strategic Location

  • Access to five North American trade corridors
  • Six Canada/U.S. border crossings within a 2.5-hour drive
  • 130 million consumers located within a day’s drive

2. Lower Business Costs

  • Lower land prices than the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
  • Employer health care costs are 33% lower than the U.S.
  • Additional savings (up to 25%) as a result of currency exchange rates

3. A Talented Workforce

  • Regional workforce of over 500,000 people
  • 22 colleges and universities within a two-hour drive

Oxford Quick Facts

Population 121,781
Land Area 2,039 km2
Private Dwellings 45,350
Median Family Income $72,294
Distances to Major Market Areas
Kitchener/Waterloo 68 km
Hamilton 78 km
Buffalo 154 km
Toronto 163 km
Detroit 253 km
Ottawa 538 km
Montreal 673 km
Chicago 696 km
New York 851 km
Distances to U.S. Border
Sarnia/Port Huron 154 km
Windsor/Detroit 220 km
Fort Erie/Buffalo 220 km