Whitby and Durham Region have a long tradition in automotive, energy-related business, and metal manufacturing.
- Automotive - The General Motors Autoplex in nearby Oshawa, and auto parts suppliers in Whitby and Oshawa, employ several thousand people.
- Energy production and energy-related businesses - Nearby, the Pickering and Clarington nuclear generation plants produce 30% of Ontario's electricity. Several suppliers to the industry are located in Whitby.
- Metal manufacturing - Educational institutions offer training programs in metal working, machine controls and automation, supplying a skilled labour force for Whitby's manufacturing sector.
Whitby has attracted a number of successful manufacturers from a diverse range of industry sectors and from a number of countries. Here are a few examples:
|Company||Product||Country of Origin|
|Johnson Controls||Auto parts||U.S.|
|Manufacturing Technology Centre||Electronics||Canada|
Contact Whitby's Economic Development Office for additional support or information.