Kingston has one of the smartest workforces in Canada, with the most Ph.D. graduates per capita according to StatsCan. The city has also received numerous awards. In 2022, Site Selection Magazine identified Kingston as one of the Top 20 Places to Invest in Canada. And in 2022, StartupBlink ranks Kingston as the Top Small City in Canada for its start-up ecosystem.
Kingston has a diverse economy ranging from manufacturing, public administration, health care, agriculture to mining. This offers investors a wide range of market opportunities and talent.