Business And Development
- Proximity to Larger Cities with Convenient Highway Access
- Proximity to U.S. Border
- Low Taxes
- Ease of Doing Business
There has never been a better time to invest and do business in Warwick Township. As a Community in Action, the Township has been capitalizing on opportunities for economic development in recent years, and as a result is experiencing excellent growth and development. Many investors are taking advantage of this opportunity now in anticipation of the coming economic prosperity, and capitalizing on lower costs before real estate prices increase as the township flourishes.
Investors are realizing the benefits of doing business here:
- second-lowest taxes in Lambton County
- low operating costs
- expedient permits
- close proximity to two major highways (the 402 and the 401)
- close proximity to two major cities (London and Sarnia)
- close proximity to the U.S. border
- a strong agriculture sector
- a large labour pool within 50 kilometers
- major council initiatives – new strategy for downtown development
- land availability
- strong educational facilities within 50 kilometers, including The University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College in London, and Lambton College in Sarnia.
- Twin Creeks Landfill in operation – energy generation using low-cost methane gas
Nelesh Yadav, McLaren Pharmacy
“McLaren Pharmacy has been serving the Watford Community since 1869. Being able to know your customers by name and their needs on a daily basis in our fresh, modern pharmacy is very important to us.”
Kevin Caris, Watford Home Hardware Building Centre
``We have now been in business in Watford for 7 years. 6 of those years were uptown in our small store in the town block, the other 1 in our brand new location @ 7885 Industrial Dr. Leading up to our building of the new location we attended many council meetings and made many phone calls to the township office. Dealing with the council and staff of Warwick Township was always pleasant and very very helpful. The Caris family appreciates all of the help that we received during the planning and building stages of the new store. Now that we are open, we are extremely happy with the support that the community is providing. Warwick/Watford is a great place to shop, work and live.``
Marlene Wood, Tourism Sarnia Lambton
``Growing up in Lambton County, attending fairs and festivals were my father’s way of both educating and reminding me of the joys of rural life in the county. In 2012, the Watford Cornfest celebrated its 30th anniversary. Congratulations! Imagine that over 30 years later, in keeping with tradition, many things have not changed, but in the best way! The people are still warm and friendly, the festival is as popular as ever and even the price of a cob of corn has remained the same. Now Watford is looking toward the future while honouring the past. Last year “Doors Open” was celebrated throughout Lambton County. Watford embraced the opportunity and held the unveiling ceremony of three new murals on the Fire Hall. Tributes to the Max Mobile, Watford`s veterans and, of course, the Fire Hall itself, are fabulous new assets to Lambton County’s bountiful heritage and tourism gems. Bravo to Warwick Township and its residents! These initiatives will attract many new tourists while informing them of Watford`s rich place in history. Watford has found the perfect balance between the old and the new.``
Tom Anderson, Trinity Anglican Minister and Legion Pastor
I moved to Watford five years ago and the town immediately felt like home. Having lived in big cities all my life (Kitchener, Toronto, Hamilton and London in Ontario) I was surprised by the comfort I felt. Watford embodies the small town values many people dream about - neighbours who are happy to help, constant greetings as you walk down the streets, quiet nights with star filled skies. If you want to be anonymous, Watford is not for you but if you want a community of friends, it is.
Francis Martin, Kingstyle Studio
My family and I moved to Watford 2 years ago and were happy to find a friendly small town community. Watford is affordable while still being close to the bigger cities and yet it can boast friendly people who still wave hello, small businesses, and activities for the whole family. Thank you for making us welcome and proud to call Watford our home.
Paul and Mary Janes
Mary and I moved to Warwick Twp. over 40 years ago with the intention of being closer to immediate family. Moving back to where my ancestors came from was not on our minds but that was a bonus. We soon found that the community here was very warm and welcoming. That is what has been the biggest attraction and remains so today.
We were very happy to raise our children in a rural community. City friends wonder what there is to do here but we have never lacked for activities.