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More and more people are moving away from traditional jobs requiring physical labour or repetitive tasks and moving towards innovative and analytical jobs. These new jobs are considered part of the “Creative Economy.”  

Workers in the creative economy are called upon to explore the possibilities; to solve problems in their day-to-day work. They are employed in science, engineering, arts, culture, entertainment and knowledge-based professions -management, finance, law, healthcare and education. Simply put, the creative economy is made up of people who are paid to think.

The creative economy is focused on what people actually do rather than who employs them. It is industry-agnostic and knows no boundaries; creative occupations cut across all industry sectors as we currently label them, including agriculture and manufacturing.

People in creative occupations are typically autonomous, independent, desire work-life balance, and enjoy recreational, particularly outdoor activities. On their personal time they engage in active pursuits given their relatively sedentary work life.

Research shows that where creative people choose to live is as important a decision to them as their job, personal finances and choice of spouse. Creative workers are highly mobile and without an office building to go to everyday, they have the freedom to live where they want.

An ideal location for many would be a distinctive place with unique characters and identities, history, culture, picturesque landscapes and natural amenities. Luckily, this is exactly what Gravenhurst has to offer!

Are you part of the creative economy? Keep reading to learn the benefits of choosing Gravenhurst as your place to live and work.

Why Work in Gravenhurst?
In Gravenhurst we are committed to all of our business owners and we are here to help you succeed. There are numerous advantages of living and working in Gravenhurst: 

  • Work / Life harmony is achievable!  By cutting down on your commute and living close to the recreation and cultural events that you enjoy, you can spend more time being there rather than getting there.

  • Internet Connectivity - Within the urban area, 100% access to high-speed connectivity.  In rural areas over 50% of properties have access to high-speed services, with more access under development.  A super high-speed gigabit capacity fibre to the home (FTTH) network will be installed beginning in 2016.  This will impact some 1,350 homes and businesses principally in the urban area.

  • Networking & Co-Working Opportunities – in 2015 The Network Space was established in Gravenhurst. It offers a place for business owners to connect, flexible office space with high tech features such as 3D printing, networking and mentorship events.

  • Community Support - Are you looking for new development lands, existing commercial space or flex-space office solutions? Our team is here to connect you with the right solution for your business needs.

To rediscover more about our exciting new business opportunities please visit the Doing Business section of our municipal website. Better yet give us a call. We'd love to hear from you.

Jeff Loney,
Manager of Economic Development
Town of Gravenhurst

T. 705-687-3412 ext.280
Toll Free: 1-855-687-3412

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