Welcome to Rural Oxford

In Rural Oxford we are building strong, vibrant, caring communities where people and business thrive.  Our enviable location provides outstanding access to major routes and markets and contributes to making us the most prosperous rural community in Ontario.

Our agricultural legacy and leadership are unrivalled.  Our caring community nurtures a health environment of honesty, integrity, and trust.  Rural Oxford is the place where people and business prosper.

Rural Oxford Economic Development logo

Oxford County Map showing nearby transportation options

About Us

We are building strong, vibrant, caring communities where people and business can prosper.

Community

Our caring community nurtures a healthy living and business environment.

VIP Service

Economic development professionals that are prompt, courteous, creative, and thorough in the service they provide.

Industry Sectors

Our growth is influenced by diversification and innovation.

2 horses in a field
calf and handler at local fair
Police officer and child with fish
Local airport in Oxford County

News

Business is Booming

During 2018, the rural economic development team has been talking to local business about their unique needs and opportunities. The initiative, known as a business retention + expansion (BR+E) study is an action oriented and community-based approach to economic...

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Go Beyond Entrepreneurship

We're excited to partner with Community Futures Oxford and the Woodstock & Area Small Business Centre to bring this exciting series to Oxford County. We know that you'll gain insights into how to grow your business beyond start-up. Go Beyond Entrepreneurship:...

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Register Today

We're getting ready to kick off the 2018 Oxford Fresh Farmgate Signage project. Application Form Project Background: Rural Oxford Economic Development submitted a successful application to Community Futures to increase awareness of farms in Zorra Township that are...

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OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Rural Oxford Board of Directors is made of up two representatives from each of our member municipalities.

DON MCKAY

Mayor, East Zorro-Tavistock

GEOF GRAY

President, Salford Group

DOUG TURVEY 

Owner, Country Geek

JIM PICKARD 

Ward 5 Councillor, SouthWest Oxford

MARGARET LUPTON

Former Mayor, Zorra Township

LARRY MARTIN

Mayor, Norwich Township

DEAN JANCSAR 

Realtor, Hewitt Janscar Realty

KEITH STEVENS

Retired, Execulink Telecom

LANETTE ROBERTSON

Blandford-Blenheim Township

 

WAYNE BUCHANAN

Retired, Township of Norwich