As the primary commercial and administrative centre in West Nipissing, Sturgeon Falls, Ontario is a quiet town with immense opportunity. Due to its location along the shore of Lake Nipissing, tourism is a big contributor to the town's economy. Businesses choose Sturgeon Falls for its proximity to major metropolitan centres, low tax rates, and skilled, bilingual workforce.
The regional market consists of more than 200,000 people providing Sturgeon Falls with significant business from neighbouring communities. Because of the municipality's extensive network of academic institutions, approximately half the workforce holds a post-secondary degree, diploma, or certification. Key employment sectors include forestry, agriculture, and manufacturing. Statistics Canada is the largest employer with over 330 employees.
Trans-Canada Highway 17 runs right through Sturgeon Falls connecting it with the major markets in North Bay and Sudbury. Other major metropolitan cities, including Toronto, are under half a day's drive from the town. Canadian Pacific Railway and CN Railway offer cargo shipping, while passenger service is provided by VIA Rail.