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Why Ontario?

April 1, 2016

Would it surprise you to know just how low our corporate taxes, employer healthcare expenditures and overall business costs are compared to other jurisdictions? We also have comprehensive tax credits and incentives tailored to maximize your investment. And with one of the most skilled and motivated workforces in the world, we are unique in offering […]

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It’s a good-news-bad-news budget for manufacturing

March 23, 2016

When it comes to the manufacturing sector, Budget 2016 is both promising and disappointing. Its promise comes from a clear direction and a plan to achieve its aims. Its disappointment comes from a surprising lack of urgency in implementation. Canada’s manufacturing sector has started 2016 on an upswing, profiting from a lower currency to boost […]

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Woodstock, ON’s Steel Technologies to launch $9.4M plant expansion

March 16, 2016

WOODSTOCK, Ont.—Southwest Ontario’s Steel Technologies is embarking on a major plant expansion with nearly a million dollars in assistance from the provincial government. The producer of flat-rolled steel—used in the automotive, appliance, agriculture, construction, and hardware industries, as well as many others—plans to invest approximately $9.4 million in facility upgrades that will allow the company […]

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1,200 workers hired at Windsor plant to build 2017 Pacifica

February 12, 2016

TORONTO—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada says it’s hired 1,200 additional workers at its Windsor assembly plant as it prepares to build a new minivan at the facility. That’s twice the number of new jobs the company originally expected to add at the Windsor facility, where the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica will be built. Read more at

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Leamington’s Lakeside Produce is expanding, creating 203 new jobs

February 2, 2016

A $1 million boost from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund is fueling an expansion that will see the company “install state-of-the-art equipment in the new processing space” as part of a $7-million project that will be completed by 2019. “Leamington is well known for producing high quality vegetables and being an economic hub for Ontario’s […]

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180 megawatt Armow Wind project comes online in Kincardine, Ont.

February 1, 2016

TORONTO—Not far from the shores of Lake Huron, 91 wind turbines have begun pumping 180 megawatts of clean energy into the Ontario’s power grid. Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group have announced the Armow Wind power facility, located outside Kincardine, Ont. is now up and running, producing enough power to electrify approximately 70,000 […]

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