Stoney Creek, Ontario is one of Hamilton's fastest growing communities with a population of 69,470. Many residents from the Greater Toronto Area are choosing Stoney Creek due to its location and affordability. Businesses experience far lower lease and tax rates than Toronto area municipalities, but they are still able to reach the same markets.
Manufacturing is one of the main industries in Stoney Creek. There are many automotive producers, machine shops, and metal fabricators within the city. Mohawk College's Stoney Creek campus produces skilled trade apprentices ready for the workforce from its many certificate and diploma programs. Other top employment industries include agribusiness and food processing.
Stoney Creek's proximity to both the Greater Toronto Area and the Niagara Peninsula makes it a prime location for businesses. Quick access to the Burlington Skyway and vital highways including the QEW and the nearby 403, 407, 401, and 400 make for swift road transportation. With Hamilton as its neighbour, Stoney Creek businesses also benefit from its road, seaway, rail, and air connectivity.