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 theirrepresentatives can find information they need to make educated, business decisions.
Through shared resources and workingcollaboratively, 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 Canadianslargest markets
QUALITY OF LIFE urban, small town, rural or lakeshore the choice isyours! four seasons of activities inexpensive real estate and utilities
WORLD CLASS RESEARCH world-class academic institutions with vibrant researchcentres partnering with industry R+D tax credit programs innovation-focused incentive programs support to assist industry in finding funding andindustry/academic institution research partnerships
INFRASTRUCTURE port access (three locations on Lake Ontario)three, under-utilized USA bridge crossingssuperior rail servicefour-lane highwaysshovel-ready land and business parks
SECTOR TEAMSLEVERAGING YOUR MARKETING DOLLARS pay to play members leverage their marketing dollars develop a team strategic plan, annually host events for retention database our assets develop research projects attend national and international tradeshows
FOOD PROCESSING -largest food processing clusterin the province, Ontario East has the highest ratio of large-to-medium companies Source: Ontario East Food Study, 2011
LOGISTICS Ontario East hosts more than 30 ++ million sq ftof warehouse/ distribution, third-party logistics, including:NEW Target and Walmart 1.3 million sq ft warehouse Lyreco National Grocers SCM Sears National Canada Distribution Centre Shoppers Drug Mart Sysco Serca Foods
INVESTMENT TOURISM investment attraction programs work with communities to ensure they are investment ready strong partnership with Ministry of Tourism Investment Division and Ministry of Economic Development Business Immigration
BUSINESS IMMIGRATION Ontario East works with Provincial and Federal government and our municipal partners to host events to showcase investment opportunities in Eastern Ontario.
ADVANCED MANUFACTURING manufacturing and fabricating, with new opportunities in: solar wind nuclear waste water bio-energy - forestry aviation/aerospace
NEW OPPORTUNITIES Ontario East market-drivenresearch; strengths in life sciences/bio-med (NEW strategy underway) redefining our role in the autosector
MANUFACTURING - AEROSPACE - fifth largest in the world Access to key US Markets - within 500 miles of several key US clusters (New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington DC) are in close proximity in Ontario East, other parts of Ontario and in neighbouring Quebec with a highly-skilled labour force of 3,000 workers (estimate) Specialist education programming in aerospace and materials science Research excellence in aerospace, space, materials science and future advanced manufacturing technologies
MANUFACTURING - CLEANTECH Eastern Ontario continues to; develop strategies to attract and retain industry in the greentechnologies work with colleges and universities to create leading-edgetraining programs to ensure we meet industry labour needs and, we excel in academic and industry R+D
ACTIVE IN LEAD GENERATION ACTIVITES AND RESEARCH we develop sector-based strategic plans based on research lead generation and business development activities OE expertise research and marketing
ACTIVE IN HOSTING FAM TOURS FOR INVESTORS Ontario East hosts tours for investors to showcase the region participating in in-bound and out- bound events
ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS to develop partnerships to collaborate on projects focused on economic development continue to grow membership continue to grow sector teams