Over two Million people More than 200 communities
WHAT DO WE DO? We promote Eastern Ontario as a centre for investment. We provide a one-stop shop - where investors and their representatives can find information they need to make educated, business decisions.
Through shared resources and working collaboratively, we promote the region - highlighting the advantages of Eastern Ontario.
MARKET ACCESS Within 800km of 50 million people Overnight surface delivery to 62% of all Canadians Bordering three of Canada’s four, largest markets
Urban, small town, rural or lakeshore – the choice is yours!
Four seasons of activities
Wide-ranging arts and cultural venues
Inexpensive real estate and utilities
FOOD – FOOD PROCESSING “ With the second-largest food processing cluster in the province, Ontario East has the highest ratio of large-to-medium companies – lower costs being a key factor.” Source: Ontario East Food Study, 2004
GOOD COMPANY Nestlé, Parmalat, Abbott Laboratories, Olymel, Coca-Cola, Casco, Saputo, ANR Foods and Kelloggs - all, call Eastern Ontario home ...
Ontario East market-driven research is currently underway looking at:
Bio – health
Bio – med (medical devices)
Bio - agi
MANUFACTURING - AVIATION Ready access to the aerospace clusters in the Eastern United States, wide-ranging global aerospace suppliers, deep commercial and military roots, plus lower costs Academic and industrial innovation at University of Ottawa, RMC and Algonquin College Requisite workforce of 3000 skilled-workers Rccess to facilities
MANUFACTURING - AVIATION Aerospace corporate offices in or within close proximity of Ontario East, include: The Boeing Company (United States) EADS NV (France) ESCO Port Hope (United States) Lockheed Martin Canada (United States) Meggitt Training Systems Canada (United Kingdom) Saab International Canada Ltd (Sweden)
MANUFACTURING - NUCLEAR Ontario East is at the heart of Canada’s nuclear industry with world-leading reactor developers - AECL and General Electric and home to R+D, including: Chalk River Laboratories (AECL) National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Queen’s University, University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE)
LOGISTICS Ontario East hosts more than 30 million sq. ft. of warehouse/ distribution, third-party logistics, including: Lyreco National Grocers SCM Sears National Canada Distribution Centre Shoppers Drug Mart Tim Horton’s Sysco Serca Foods