Rural Oxford

How We Help

Whether you are a start-up or expanding business, we have expertise to help you on your path to success.

At no charge to you, we offer a broad range of services and resources to help you grow in Rural Oxford.

We understand that most businesses will only ever deal with the planning, zoning, and a building inspector once or twice in the lifetime of their business, we can be a resource and a guide through your relocation or expansion process.

We are responsive with a personal connection because you are important to us.

Our Economic Development Services:

  • Confidential site selection
  • Assistance with permit and process navigation
  • Liaisons with local, provincial and federal governments
  • Support for expansion and modernization
  • Increased exposure and promotion for your business
  • Referrals to professional service providers
  • Connection to community partners
  • Networking opportunities

Confidential Site Selection

Businesses that call Rural Oxford home are one-of-a-kind. They enjoy the best of rural and urban worlds on unique properties.
Many of the rural industrial sites in Oxford County are strategically located and offer access to power, fiber optic internet, natural gas, water and wastewater. The peaceful setting offers a superior rural lifestyle for you and your employees, with an effortless, picturesque commute.

Rural Oxford businesses appreciate our responsive and welcoming municipal government, engaging business support organizations, and access to workers with a strong work ethic.


Throughout our 2021 strategic action planning session, it was clear that a new area for focus was emerging.

Our Board had robust discussions around the various challenges facing our rural communities, in Oxford County and beyond. With all the economic uncertainty and desire to be a part of the solution, the sentiment that we need to have a rural voice, and the realization that we, Rural Oxford Economic Development, have an opportunity to evolve and grow in this direction.

We agreed to thoughtfully take our time to immerse ourselves into deeper understanding of strategic issues, and to create and use our collective voice to advocate on matters that affect our rural economies.

We will develop and refine this skill over time.

We will actively engage with community partners already advocating for rural Ontario- ROI, ROMA, SCOR, WOWC. Our goal is to support, not duplicate.

Industry and companies in Rural Oxford near the highway 401/403.

Expansion Support

We’re here to assist you as you explore business growth ideas and navigate local planning and development processes. We help potential investors and developers with research and access to local knowledge.

Where needed, we facilitate pre-consultation dialog in collaboration with area Chief Building Officials and Oxford County’s Development Planner prior to the formal submission of a project application.

If your expansion is related to workforce and/or reaching new markets, please reach out to us directly and we will connect you with up-to-date resources to support your efforts.

We’re happy to have a confidential consultation to discuss expansion plans or any other business ideas that you’ve got in mind. 

Resources & Connections

Access industry contacts and a myriad of business support programs whether you are starting or growing your business.

Aerial photo of highway interchange

Collective Strength

Rural Oxford Economic Development works closely with local and regional community partners like Oxford Connection, South-Central Ontario Region (SCOR) and Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC).

We are a proud member of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO), and the Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC). 

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