Sudbury is home to a variety of business ventures and professional services. Our strong entrepreneurial culture has led to over 12,000 local businesses as we’ve become the leading employment sector in the region.
The entrepreneurial spirit of our community has its foundation in the mining industry; however, today entrepreneurship is also occurring in other sectors and spaces.
Our retail sector has grown substantially over the past decade. As the largest city in Northern Ontario, Sudbury is the regional hub for retail. People from across the north view Sudbury as their shopping destination.
With the third largest francophone population in Canada outside of Quebec, Sudbury has the bilingual workforce you need to service your clients. Our bilingual workforce has made Sudbury the epicentre of the north for administrative offices, call centres and business headquarters. We are also home to Canada Revenue Agency’s largest taxation centre in Canada.
If you are looking to start a business in Sudbury, our Regional Business Centre or our investment and business development experts can help. The Regional Business Centre offers business planning and consultations, business licences and permits, funding, incentives and more. Our Economic Development Team can help navigate you through the planning and development phases, site selection, funding opportunities and so much more.
As a regional hub in Northern Ontario, Greater Sudbury is home to a variety of professional services, such as law firms, insurance companies, architectural firms and more.
Learn more about the labour force that will support your business, the diversity of our businesses and the cost to operate a business on our data and demographics page.