Doing Business Here


What makes Smooth Rock Falls the best place to do business?

Smooth Rock Falls is a welcoming, safe community, ideal for raising a family or starting and growing a business. The Town provides a wonderful quality of life that is family friendly, bilingual and offers many affordable recreation opportunities for the whole family. The cost of housing is inexpensive, the Town has competitive tax rates and there are multiple commercial properties available.

Business opportunities that don’t exist in larger cities are available in Smooth Rock Falls; they are more affordable and there is less competition.  And Smooth Rock Falls has set up financial incentives designed to give people who dream of opening a business but cannot afford to do so the opportunity to realize their dreams. Through Smooth Rock Falls’ Economic Development Incentive Program business owners can get a loan or grant up to a maximum of 15% of eligible costs up to a maximum of $1,000,000. Smooth Rock Falls also has a generous Tax Increment Grant Program for businesses, including: a 75 per cent rebate in year one, 50 per cent rebate in year two and 25 per cent rebate in year three for eligible non-residential properties.

Smooth Rock Falls is home to a skilled and experienced labour force over 560 persons strong.  We have a versatile labour force with particular strengths in public administration, health and education, trades and transport and equipment operators.  With over 57% of residents having post-secondary education, abundant amenities, and affordable housing the opportunities for growth and investment are amassing in Smooth Rock Falls. For more information, you can download our community profile.

The town has had a long rich history in the Forestry and Energy sectors.   More recently, the town has flourished around the health care, social assistance and education sectors.  The community is home to state-of-the-art health facilities, including a rehab centre and a major hospital.  Excellent multi-level education facilities are also accessible in both French and English to serve a population that is nearly 75% bilingual.

Some of our key industries are:

  • Health care and social assistance
  • Retail trade
  • Manufacturing
  • Educational services
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

New immigrants are settling in Northeastern Ontario including in Smooth Rock Falls.  Check out the Northeastern Ontario Immigration website for more information including highlighting some of our wonderful new residents and their thriving businesses.

Smooth Rock Falls is centrally located at the heart of Hearst, Cochrane and Timmins with direct access to TransCanada Hwy 11, and a local government committed to business needs and helping them succeed.


Starting A BUSINESS IN SMOOTH ROCK FALLS

For licensing information and help starting a business, please contact the Town of Smooth Rock Falls. We look forward to helping you. Smooth Rock Falls is business ready – we are near north, near perfect.

142 First Avenue, P.O. Box 249
Smooth Rock Falls, ON P0L 2B0
Tel: (705) 338-2717 ext. 3
Fax: (705) 338-2584
E-mail: townhall@townsrf.ca