Leamington presents a unique profile; a thriving and modern urban environment surrounded by greenhouses and traditional agricultural crops. Commerce incidental to the growing greenhouse industry is expanding in the area. Conveniently located with easy access to Highway 401 and the international border connections, Leamington attracts enterprises associated with the automotive and manufacturing economies of the region.
Leamington enjoys a mixed economy with tremendous potential for growth. Food processing and agriculture remains the mainstay of the local labour force. Leamington is known as the “Greenhouse Capital of North America” and the “Tomato Capital of Canada”. With over 1500 acres of greenhouses the industry has become technologically sophisticated as well as serving as a major source of employment and an important source of new investment. Major employers include the H.J Heinz Company, Fort Dearborn, Highline Mushrooms, Elring-Klinger, South Essex Fabricating, MGS Horticultural, Nature Fresh Farms, Hub International, Lakeside Produce, AMCO Farms and many more large agricultural producers.
The economic development office would be pleased to make arrangements for you to tour the area, find investment opportunities, and explore development options.