At the heart of economic development in Eastern Ontario, the City of Clarence-Rockland is a bilingual community where commerce is thriving. Our urban and rural environment offers numerous business opportunities. Our growth rate is considered to be among the most rapidly growing in the region. We support existing local businesses and encourage the success of start ups.
There is no doubt that Clarence-Rockland offers an excellent quality of life and meets the specific needs of families. There is something for everyone, whether it is a spacious house in the country or a condo by the Outaouais River. That's why residential real estate developers are interested in our region. Due to numerous advantages, such as municipal public transit which runs to/from Ottawa and Gatineau, efficient emergency services, and a thriving local economy, the City of Clarence-Rockland has the infrastructure to carry out major projects.
The City of Clarence-Rockland's workforce is comprised of highly educated individuals. A local employment services centre is open to helping businesses find candidates for employment. Several programs are also available to meet the needs of entrepreneurs and to promote start-ups.
Agriculture occupies a prime spot in our region, which is known for the quality of its land and its advantageous climatic conditions. It represents the largest industry in the region.
Some 10,202 hectares of land are designated for agricultural production, i.e. 34% of the territory in the City of Clarence-Rockland. These lands include Class 1, 2 and 3 soils according to the Canadian Land Inventory classification system. Due to our high production volumes, there is considerable potential for setting up various processing plants.