To be a small business owner or entrepreneur takes courage, dedication, and a lot of hard work.
Barrie is a vibrant, growing, historic community of over 147,000 residents offering an established economic base and an outstanding quality of life.
Barrie metro area has a population of 197,059 residents. In the last forty years, the area has grown by over 560%, making it a magnet for those looking for lower housing costs, year-round recreational activities, an excellent place to raise a family, and a nurturing environment to locate a business.
With its diversified economy, the city continues to experience steady population and business growth. From 2010 to 2015, Barrie’s industries grew by 8.2%, well ahead of the national figure of 5.5%. Our sectors of strength include manufacturing, data & warehousing, food processing & entrepreneurship, and we are working to nurture our growing technology and innovation scene.
Barrie’s prime physical location and small city advantage supports business success.
From the cost of buying land to leasing space, real estate costs are significantly more affordable here than in the Greater Toronto Area. For entrepreneurs and businesses looking to expand their networks, Barrie’s tight knit business community supports collaboration and the ability to identify synergies among like-minded professionals. Barrie also offers an envious quality of life with affordable housing options, an exciting sports scene, beautiful parks and playgrounds, and fun year-round activities for the whole family.
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