Elora’s economy is heavily based in agriculture but in the last 10-20 years has benefited greatly from tourism. The region is not without industry, manufacturing, a growing retail landscape, healthcare services and trades. The regional census puts 6.4% of the workforce in agriculture and resource-based industry, 24.8% in manufacturing and construction, 19.8% in health and education and 13.2% in wholesale and retail trade. Fun fact: Centre Wellington, especially Elora encourages the filming of movies and TV shows and it is not rare to find a large production taking place in the streets of its beautiful downtown core. Our favourite of Elora’s Cameos has got to be “Sleepless in Seatle,” starring Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks.