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The London Advantage Location Skilled workers Infrastructure Research/education assets Industrial strength The LEDC
London Quick Facts 10th largest city in Canada 470,000 (CMA) 352,000 (city proper) Ranked Top 5 North American Small Cities of the Future Quality of Life Regional centre for healthcare delivery Southwestern Ontario Pop. 1.5 Million Home to 19 teaching hospitals and research institutes More than 21,000 employed in Health Care including 2000 researchers
Skilled Workforce The University of Western Ontario 32,000 undergraduate students 3,300 graduate students Professional Programs Faculty of Engineering Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Computer Science Ivey Business School Health Stream WORLDiscoveries Tech Transfer and Commercialization Services
Why Firms are Attracted to London Research – World Class Experts Business Climate –Canada seen as a safe gateway to NA Highly Educated Workforce – Access to educated people Access o Facilities and Patients – Excellent facilities in a geographically compact area, access to 1.5 Million patients in Southwestern Ontario Business Costs- Very competitive cost of living Livability-Increasingly multicultural, comfortable size, culture and entertainment, spousal employment opportunities Government Programs- R&D, Commercialization support programs
Life Sciences London, Canada Bart Sullivan Director, Business Development Life Sciences London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) Tel. 1-800-327-2428 firstname.lastname@example.org