Conmee is a bedroom community, meaning that it is primarily residential in character, with most of its workers commuting to the City of Thunder Bay for employment. There are a few family farms in the township and a body shop that has just expanded into the production of custom fire trucks. There are also several gravel pits with potential for further resource extraction.
The Kaministiquia River traverses the length of Conmee and provides access to fishing and boating activities, attracting large numbers of recreationalists. There are several series of rapids on the river that are enjoyed by a local kayaking club and others from all over North America. Ontario Power Generation has a power generating station located just above the Kakabeka Falls, and there has been interest shown from several companies for the production of hydro electric power from the River.