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An Economic Development Partnership The Southwestern Ontario Marketing Alliance (SOMA), is a partnership of Southwestern Ontario communities, grown out of natural economic ties.

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Noteworthy in our Region

19 December 2023

SOMA Returns from Trade Mission to Foster Economic Growth and Investment

The Southwestern Ontario Marketing Alliance (SOMA) recently concluded a successful trade mission to Japan aimed at strengthening economic ties, promoting investment opportunities, and fostering ongoing international partnerships.

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21 April 2023

Volkswagen to Build Battery Gigafactory in St. Thomas

Europe's largest carmaker, Volkswagen, is investing up to $7 billion to build a battery gigafactory in St. Thomas, Ontario - the biggest single investment ever in Canada’s electric-vehicle supply chain.

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24 March 2023

Percon Developments Breaks Ground on New Perth East Industrial Subdivision

Representatives from Percon Developments Inc. joined local officials to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new industrial subdivision at the south end of Milverton.

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20 April 2022

Dot Foods Canada to Build Distribution Center in Ingersoll, ON

Dot Foods, Inc., the largest food industry redistributor in North America plans to begin construction of a new $39 Million, 126,500-SQ-FT distribution center this spring near the 401 in Ingersoll. The facility is expected to open in 2023 and will create 200 jobs.

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