A Strategic Location In the Heart of the Great Lakes Located between Toronto and Detroit, we are Canada's Industrial Heartland – a major North American hub for manufacturing and innovation. Area manufacturers enjoy access to five NAFTA corridors and six Canada/USA border crossings and can reach 130 million consumers with just one day’s shipping.
Competitive Business Costs To Help Keep the Cost of Doing Business Low -> 30% lower corporate tax rate than U.S. average and 50% lower employer health care costs -> Exchange on Canadian dollar contributes up to 25% added cost advantage Source: Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
500,000 Skilled Workers Many Trades and Skills Recruit your world class staff from our rich regional workforce of over 500,000. The workforce is well educated, with over 60 percent of the population having completed secondary school education or higher. Source: Statistics Canada
Over $2 Billion in Private Sector Investment Supporting Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing Over $2 billion in private sector investment in plant and equipment in the last five years demonstrates a commitment to innovation in manufacturing, economic growth and job creation. Source: Southwestern Ontario Marketing Alliance