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Hanover is Connected & Open for Business! 

As a regional centre in Grey County, Hanover prides itself on being a progressive and vibrant community. A hub for services surrounded by a rural landscape, Hanover attracts creative minds to volunteer, participate and work, open small businesses, and build lives in our community. 

Economic success over the past two decades has led to a growing population and a diverse business base. From its beginning, Hanover has been a dynamic town, fueled by a rich history. This dynamism is felt on the streets of Hanover today where values are shifting from an old economy to a town with a growing cultural and creative industry and a new generation of engaged residents and leaders of all ages that are building Hanover into a creative community in Western Ontario. 

With people having more of a growing interest in the digital workforce, Hanover is well positioned as a Gig community to allow the freedom for people to unplug from urban cities and give them an incredible opportunty that fits their ideal work-life balance. 

Home to a celebrated craft brewery, a vibrant downtown showcasing a renowned bakery, and an array of attractions, dining options, shopping and amenities, including exceptional recreational, cultural, educational and employment opportunities that all contribute to a fantastic quality of life. Our Entertainment District provides legendary experiences that includes the newly developed Playtime Casino, live harness racing every Saturday and lots of family-friendly events and activities at the P&H Centre. 

Discover more Hanover where creative individuals can grow their opportunities, where small businesses can thrive, and where our youth are engaged and supported to build their dreams in the region that they grew up in. 


Learn about our new Community Improvement Program (CIP) designed to facilitate the revitalization and improvement of the Town of Hanover.  

Looking for a property? Please visit our Lands & Buildings page to see what properties are currently available for sale or lease.

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Opportunities for our Business Community!

  1. Saugeen Economic Development Corporation, A Community Futures Development Corporation - Working in Partnership for the Communities' Future, SEDC exists to promote sustainable economic and social development throughout the region.

  2. The Business Enterprise Centre - Helping local business owners and startups with information, tools, and guidance for their business.

  3. ManufacturingGPS - A fully searchable, online Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) system - tracking key workforce trends and occupational intelligence, providing critical information needed to help grow productivity and build competitiveness.

  4. Four County Labour Market Planning Board - The Workforce Planning Board provides relevant information on industry and employment factors that adds value to economic and education planning at the grass roots. With this up-to-date information you can better budget for issues affecting the growth and development of your local company and economy.

    Hiring Trends Quarterly Reports

Saugeen Connects LogoIn March of 2017 the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and the 5 municipalities of Hanover, Minto, Brockton, Wellington North and West Grey banded together in a partnership to create a project called “Saugeen Connects”. The mission was to collaborate and positively impact area economic growth, support youth retention and development, support growth and retention of businesses; and to integrate efforts to leverage immigrant attraction to the area as residents, workers, entrepreneurs, business owners, operators and investors.

Learn more about this initiative that connects business through SuccessionMatching, Immigration, Youth and Women 

Does your business have a succession plan? Are you thinking about retiring or selling your farm or business? Learn more about SuccessionMatching!

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Women of Wellington Saugeen Area (WOWSA) aims to inspire, empower and connect women in business in the County of Wellington and Saugeen River region in Ontario by providing creative education and networking events. 

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Housing in Hanover

  1. Looking for a property? Please visit our Lands & Buildings page to see what properties are currently available for sale or lease.
  2. Realtor Commercial Listings 

Youth Skills Development

Launch Pad Youth Activity & Technology Centre 

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This Centre, only the second in Canada, brings together technology, arts, culture, trades and training under one roof as we work to reduce the skills gap by connecting young talent with employers. We’re beyond excited to bring this Centre to Hanover to serve our community and region.

Introducing a safe and dedicated space for youth to explore their potential is a dream come true. If you’d like to learn more or find out how you can get involved, please contact Launch Pad at 519.506.6300 or and visit the official website,

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Made in Grey 

Hanover is a proud member municipality of Grey County. To learn more about our regional economic development efforts, visit and access: 

  • Key Industries
  • Resources
  • Investment Opportunities
  • Lands & Buildings
  • News/Events
  • Business Listings 
  • Business Enterprise Centre 

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