City of North Bay Economy

Since the 1930's North Bay's strategic location has served as an aviation centre of excellence for National Defence and commercial aviation.

What began as a training facility with a gravel runway has grown to become Jack Garland Airport with a 10,000 foot runway, modern passenger services with a state-of-the-art terminal building, a thriving aerospace hub providing competitive development opportunities.

North Bay, Ontario is rated as one of the best places in Canada to call home and to do business. Municipal investments in infrastructure upgrades as well as attractive incentives continue to give North Bay a competitive edge. Industrial lands have proven to be valuable assets and the acreage available in the new Airport Industrial Business Park opens tremendous opportunities for investors.

The aerospace industry in North Bay is complemented by a full range of leading edge aerospace education programs offered at several Northern Ontario colleges.

Programs include:

  • Aerospace Manufacturing Engineering
  • Aviation Technician
  • Aviation Flight Management
  • Aircraft Structural Repair

For more information about business in North Bay, visit Invest North Bay