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Ontario east   presentation updated march 2011 Ontario east presentation updated march 2011 Presentation Transcript

  • jackie st. pierre executive director
    • over two million people
    • more than 200 communities
    VIEW FROM SPACE
    • 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.
    WHAT DO WE DO?
  • Through shared resources and working collaboratively, we promote the region - highlighting the advantages of Eastern Ontario.
    • within 800km of 50 million people
    • overnight surface delivery to 62% of all Canadians
    • bordering three of Canada’s four, largest markets
    MARKET ACCESS
    • highways 401, 417, 416
    • three border crossings
    • three international airports
    • three sea ports
    • CPR, CNR and VIA Rail
    TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
    • 20% less for production workers, than you’d pay in Toronto
    • 12.3% lower operating costs than Toronto
    • 8.9% lower operating costs than Montréal
    • 20% less start-up capital costs compared to Toronto
    • serviced land starting at $30,000 per acre!
    • Ontario is home to the world’s soundest bank system.
    • Canada ranked No. 1 for Global Competitiveness report
    • from World Economic Forum, 2009.
    COST OF DOING BUSINESS
    • dedicated, productive and motivated workforce
    • highly-skilled, well educated with training programs readily available
    • low turnover and absenteeism rates
    • bilingual capability
    • average pay rates lower than those in larger, urban centres
    LABOUR
    • 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
    QUALITY OF LIFE
  • We are a market-driven organization focusing on: Food and Food Processing Advanced Manufacturing – Green Economy Logistics Investment Tourism Creative Economy Business Immigration SECTORS OF ENGAGEMENT
  • “ 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 FOOD – FOOD PROCESSING
  • Nestlé, Parmalat, Abbott Laboratories, Olymel, Coca-Cola, Casco, Saputo, ANR Foods and Kelloggs - all, call Eastern Ontario home ... GOOD COMPANY
    • more than 9,000 food processing sector workers
    • support services cluster
    • (temperature controlled trucking, warehousing, co-packing, stainless steel fabricators)
    • center's of excellence and educational programs in food and agriculture
    • (Trent University, Loyalist College, St. Lawrence College, Queen’s University, University of Guelph – Kemptville Campus, University of Ottawa)
    • Ontario East is one of the lowest cost food-processing jurisdictions in the G7
    • (according to the Competitive Alternatives report from KPMG, 2006)
    FOOD – FOOD PROCESSING
    • manufacturing and fabricating, with new opportunities in:
    • solar
    • wind
    • waste water
    • bio-energy
    ADVANCED MANUFACTURING – GREEN ECONOMY
    • Ontario East market-driven research is currently underway looking at:
    • bio – health
    • bio – med (medical devices)
    • bio - agi
    NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN MANUFACTURING
    • 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
    • access 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 - AVIATION
    • 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)
    MANUFACTURING - NUCLEAR
  • 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 LOGISTICS
        • goods destined to multiple markets
        • distribution centres providing direct store delivery
        • internet-based sellers, catalogue purchases
        • European and Asian companies looking to enter the North America marketplace
    LOGISTICS – TARGET MARKETS
  • Click to add Subtitle or Body CREATIVE ECONOMY
  • Ontario East has developed a three-year plan to assist in building creative entrepreneurs - embraced by the rural, urban centres in Eastern Ontario. CREATIVE ECONOMY
  • Ontario East works with Provincial and Federal government along with our municipal partners to host events to showcase investment opportunities in Eastern Ontario. BUSINESS IMMIGRATION
    • investment attraction program targeting tourism products
    • working with communities to ensure they are investment ready
    • strong partnership with Ministry of Tourism - Investment
    INVESTMENT TOURISM
  • Ontario East - opportunity INVESTMENT TOURISM
  • jackie st. pierre executive director [email_address] 613.331.3101 1.866.641.EAST (3278) CONTACT DATA