North Bay’s diverse local economy is supported by vibrant business and industry sectors. With a strong balanced mix of industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) operations, North Bay continues to grow by encouraging local expansions and by attracting new compatible companies.

Our industrial firms experience a high level of success because they have a diversified offering, produce highly engineered, high margin, low volume products for a global market.

The diversified economy is comprised of the following priority sectors: advanced manufacturing, aviation and aerospace, education, health sciences, information communication technology, and mining supply and service. Other key sectors include construction, film and television, forestry, public administration, trade and commerce, transportation and tourism. The available skilled workforce, often educated at the local post-secondary institutions, is experienced and highly regarded.

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North Bay is home to Nipissing University and Canadore College, which together enroll approximately 9,000 full-time students each year.

North Bay is the site of the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) 22 Wing. It is a North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Control Centre.