Stratford businesses are Globally Connected and Community Driven. Our world-leading digital infrastructure and smart technologies advance our industry and business innovation. Home to leading global industry, the Stratford Festival, and the University of Waterloo School of Interaction Design and Business.
Home to the Stratford Festival, the University of Waterloo's Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business and a wide range of global industies, Stratford is also ideally located within Ontario's largest Information Technology cluster and North America's largest Automotive cluster. Directly connected to the Toronto Waterloo Region Innovation Corridor, offering access to advanced innovation, talent and growth potential.
Stratford is a world leader in smart technologies that support and nurture local businesses. Our citywide high-speed fibre optic network is a progressive investment that provides fibre to our homes and businesses and wireless connectivity to every mobile device, rivaling any major metropolitan area.LEARN MORE
Stratford is synonymous with the arts: music, drama, dance, visual arts, literature and the culinary arts. The City is filled with the sights and sounds of actors, musicians, chefs, hoteliers, artists and writers perfecting their craft and passion. Stratford's arts and culture scene is a leading contributor to the growth of the City's creative economy.
Southwestern Ontario has the largest concentration of manufacturing industries in Canada, and Stratford is strategically located within this region. Manufacturing is one of Stratford's most successful and growing sectors with an optimal mix of small, medium and large businesses.
Our world is shaped by digital technology. These innovations, and thousands like them, influence how we interact and communicate with one other.Discovering innovative digital opportunities is important for Canada's economic future and will determine our place in an increasingly global economy.
Stratford is located in Perth County, Ontario's richest agricultural region and one of the most agriculturally productive counties in all of Ontario. Stratford is also well served by surrounding food commodity processors and, therefore, attractive to food processing businesses.
Stratford has world class higher learning and skills training facilities including the University of Waterloo School of Interaction Design and Business, Conestoga College Campus and four more universities located within an hour drive to educate the community and attract skilled labour.
The Stratford General Hospital offers high quality, centralized regional healthcare delivered by the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance which services Stratford, Clinton, St. Marys and Seaforth. Exceptional high quality physicians, nurses and caregivers provide the best of care in a modern, state of the art medical equipment and facilities.
Stratford is an international destination with a thriving cultural economy supported by top-ranking dining and accomodation options. The world famous Stratford Festival is one of Canada's leading tourist attractions, attracting over half million patrons, generating $134M in economic activity, $65M in taxes, $5M in municipal taxes and creating 3,000 direct and indirect jobs.
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