As the economic centre of Simcoe County, Midland, Ontario is home to over 17,000 permanent residents and approximately 80,000 seasonal residents. Many people choose to live in Midland due to its picturesque natural attractions, vibrant downtown, and prosperous community. Businesses thrive here with Midland's reasonable tax rates and affordable commercial and industrial properties.
The main employment sectors in Midland are manufacturing, agribusiness, healthcare, and tourism. Georgian College's Robert Hartog Midland Campus offers extensive apprenticeships, training, and continuing education programs that contribute skilled professionals to the area's workforce. Raytheon ELCAN Optical Technologies, an industry leader, is headquartered in Midland, along with many other manufacturers and fabricators.
The Huronia Midland Airport, with modern facilities and a 4,000 foot runway, offers air taxi service for businesses through Linear Air. There are four marinas with 2,800 wet slips directly on Georgian Bay, and a deep water harbour which connects Midland to US markets and Thunder Bay. Midland's access to highway 400 easily links the town with major metropolitan centres including Toronto.