Economic Development

Lincoln, it makes perfect sense

It's Happening Here: 

Between the southern shore of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment agricultural region, businesses in Lincoln contribute to over $58.6 million in GDP.

As an agricultural Centre of Excellence and part of Niagara region, Lincoln boasts some of North America's most fertile soil. Lincoln is growing more than the world's most delicious and safe fruits and vegetables, it is also developing robust wine, technology, manufacturing and tourism companies boasting above average growth.

Lincoln is within a day's drive of 55% of the U.S. and 60% of Canada's population. To gain access to that market, Lincoln boasts quick and easy access to transportation corridors that connect to the world and the global economy. Lincoln is perfectly positioned to welcome you whether you're looking to grow a business or a family.

Quick facts:
Land area: 162.81 km
Population: 23, 787
Population density: 146.1/km2
Gender distribution: 51.1% female, 48.9% male
Average age: 42.9 years
Population growth (2011-16) - 5.8%
Population growth (1971-2011): increase of 57.83%
Projected growth: 3rd fastest growing municipality in Niagara, starting in 2011 and will continue through 2022, increasing the population approximately 50% to 32,000 in the next 15 years
Lincoln ranks in the high category of building construction, along with Grimsby and Niagara-on-the-Lake

Moving goods and people: 

Moving goods is simple when you do business in Lincoln.

  • The QEW, one of Canada's busiest highways, crosses through Lincoln and is complemented by two Class 1 railroads. 
  • Five US/Canada border crossings are within an hour
  • Three international airports and commercial cargo airports  within two hours (Hamilton, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls International)
  • Lincoln is the affordable gateway to 130 million consumers living in major US and Canadian cities within 750 kilometers

Proposed GO Transit Service
As for moving a workforce, Lincoln is part of the province-wide GO transit system. With four additional stops planned in a future expansion for the Niagara region the Beamsville station will service Lincoln directly. GO Transit is opening the doors for more employment opportunities.

Open for Business:

Incentives, Low Costs, and a Municipality proven to be business-ready

Lincoln is a quickly growing region with a competitive, low Net Municipality Levy Per Capita and high rankings on industrial and business cost competitiveness scales. As a municipal government, Lincoln is proven to manage business right, keeping taxes at an appropriate level and demonstrating consistent value for services provided. With a robust Economic Development team, locating to Lincoln starts with a straight-forward grant and tax assistance information as well as access to provincial and federal programs.

You're only as good as your people. Lincoln attracts your workforce.

With a population of 22,487 and a growing labour market, you'll find skill and talent here. Lincoln prides itself with an availability of highly-skilled workers in:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Food processing and agriculture
  • Financial services
  • Tourism
  • Education
  • Healthcare

With two top level post-secondary institutions within our area (Brock University and Niagara College) businesses are able to to tap into training and programming that aligns with their needs. 

Lincoln is attractive to workers - housing is affordable with unparalleled recreation, leisure, and cultural events - meaning a high quality of life. 

Lincoln is part of the 12 municipalities that make up the exciting new Niagara Foreign Trade Zone Point (2016 designation).

Wine Economy

Lincoln is a heavyweight in the world of wine

Lincoln is at the epicenter of the thriving Niagara wine industry with the majority of Niagara wineries and vineyards being located within Lincoln. All those fields, workers, growing wineries and related companies add up: contributing $2.3 billion in business revenue to the Ontario economy and Lincoln is a dominant player.

1.9 million tourists visit Ontario wineries each year, generating $248.2 million, with a total economic impact of $3.3 billion

Quick facts:

  • The Niagara Peninsula accounts for 90% of Ontario's grape growing volume
  • Ontarians enjoy more than 84 million bottles of Canadian wines each year
  • Over 14,000 in Ontario have jobs in the grape and wine industry

Living in Lincoln

Lincoln gives you breathing space

Lincoln is bordered by multiple bodies of water so boating, leisure, and other waterfront pursuits are within easy reach. Our cost of living is affordable and houses that would be out of reach in bigger centres are well within range for most families. When it comes to getting your employees and team to work, a Lincoln commute can happen easily by car or transit. No traffic jams  or hours of wasted time in traffic here. When it's not a workday, living in Lincoln makes it easy to tour wine country, visit a natural wonder of the world, head to Toronto or Buffalo for big city shopping an entertainment. 

Quick facts:

  • Average commute - 20 minutes
  • $387,764, average sale price (April 2016)
  • One hour drive from Toronto and Buffalo, NY


Need more information call 905-563-8205 or email Paul Di Ianni at 

4800 South Service Road
Beamsville, Ontario
L0R 1B1

TEL: 905-563-8205
FAX: 905-563-6566
Emergency After-hours: 905-641-0971

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