The industry is the economic sector of the employer, it is a statistic that looks at what types of economic activity exists in a region. The Labour force Development Strategy Update released March 30, 2012 identified the sectors of targeted development as:
The region’s history is rooted in railway activity and agriculture; the County enjoys one of the longest growing seasons in the nation and as a result continues its tradition of agriculture (8% of industries).The figure shows the industries of Elgin County and St. Thomas with the manufacturing sector as the main industry of this region, at 24%. During the difficult economic times in Elgin County and St. Thomas many of the large factories have closed in the last few years resulting in a shift in the industries.
For more information on industries in the area please go to:
St. Thomas Economic Development – http://st-thomas.org/
Elgin County Economic Development – http://www.progressivebynature.com/ElginCounty/EDT/home/default.aspx