Kawartha Lakes - Economic Development
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Environmental Fast Facts


Advantageous factors that make Kawartha Lakes a strategic location for green development:

  • A concentration of businesses in construction, farming and forestry and professional, scientific and technical services create the supply chain environment to support business investment in the green economy.
  • A relative abundance of un(der)developed land available.
  • Strategic partnerships with Fleming College Frost Campus in Lindsay (School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences and the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment).
  • Access to natural areas and urban/rural landscapes ideal for technology testing and research and development.
  • Skilled and experienced labour force in engineering and specialized construction trades.
  • Easy access to markets of GTA and eastern Ontario.
  • Growing number of businesses utilizing green technologies or engaged in the green economy (Carma Industries, Pickseed, Northern Casket, and  Evergreen Power Ltd).

The green investment opportunities best suited to the City of Kawartha Lakes are:

  • Environmental spin offs from the applied research being conducted at Fleming College such as:
    • Identifying new technologies, or testing and evaluating technologies to meet goals
    • Conducting applied research for new product or process development, including simulations, field tests or prototyping
    • Co-development of new products and processes with the college, through involvement of faculty and students
  • Waste water treatment and spin offs from the applied research being conducted at Fleming College’s Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment.
  • Incorporation of green processes in existing manufacturing facilities that strengthen the long run competitiveness of local manufacturing operations.
  • Green construction technology and materials supported by green building guidelines for energy efficient housing.
  • Redevelopment and re-purposing of older/brownfield buildings and sites.
  • Organic farming, local processing and local markets for agricultural goods.

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