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  • Good MorningIntroductionsWe are representing a broader team of economic and planning officials, and elected officials, from the CountyThank you for having usWe’d appreciate your interest in speaking with usWe’d like to tell you about our region, and learn about how we can work with you, …and perhaps assist you in your investment attraction mission
  • We would like to introduce you to Middlesex County and let you get to know us better…We have some great companies in Middlesex County and they are very happy there…we’d like to tell you why they are there and introduce you to some of them…(and we hope that you’ll have an opportunity to meet them if you come to visit us)We know that you have lots of visits like this, we’d like to give you some ideas on how to identify the best prospects for MiddlesexWe’d like to talk with you about how we can work together to accomplish our mutual goalsAnd make sure you know who to contact when you have questions, prospects, or opportunities…
  • Our location is key providing us with easy access to Canada and the United States Chicago is 310 miles – or about 6 hours on a good day - from Middlesex County’s offices in London.Agriculture manufacturingAdvanced ??Technical tradesAutomotive sector Transportation an important component of our businessesVari-Form = auto supplier -is shipping to plants in KentuckyCooper standard – supplies Chrysler (J.I.T delivery is key)As as such London companies as….
  • – the 401 and 402 meet in Middlesex and provide access to border crossings in Windsor/Detroit, Sarnia/Port Huron, and Niagara Falls/Buffalo.The highways also provide access to the rest of Canada through the GTA.
  • We have an international airport, excellent rail access, and also lake access to both Huron and Erie…By the way, the county is made up of 8 municipalities and the municipalities have equal representation on the county council, which sits in London.And, as you now, the county surrounds London, but does not include London.
  • We think that there are a number of good reasons for companies to consider Middlesex County and to move there…We will talk about each of these in detail…..An extension to London, a compliment to London, part of the London region
  • but London contributes a great deal to the County.We offer an exceptional workforce to prospective employers (workforce of 250,000 in the region). We can draw from London, from Middlesex County municipalities and unincorporated areas, and from the surrounding regions.We think this gives us the best of all worlds. The rural labour pool has stronger mechanical skills and a great work ethic.The County population becomes more urban the closer we get to London, and we gain from having some fantastic educational resources in and around London, including Fanshawe College (largest community college in Ontario – 16,000) and the University of Western Ontario (33,000 ft students)The research facilities in the Middlesex-London region both private and institutional, are renowned for their advances in all areas.The Institute for Chemicals and Fuels from Alternative Resources is a research institute within the University of Western Ontario. The new 20,000-square-foot research centre, located a few minutes north of the City of London in Middlesex County, opened in2009. ICFAR is a leader in developing technologies and processes for producing chemicals and fuels from alternative resources.
  • The Middlesex County economy is diverse and varied.Reflecting the London & Middlesex regionwe have a number of areas where companies will find that they are not alone and that there is good knowledge, expertise and experience in their field. Here are some examples:We have a very strong and active agribusiness sector. We have a strong agricultural base and have many food processors and distributors in the region. Bonduelle – recent announcement of Dr. Oetker sourcing the whole region.STEMERGY, a renewable fibre company focuses on producing and supplying renewable bio-fibres - derived from annual stem fiber plants such as flax and hemp – to the expanding global bio-fiber marketplace. Using annual plants such as hemp and flax that convert solar energy and green house gases to produce useful renewable bio-fiber materials makes good economic and environmental sense.Mouse ClickWe have a strong and growing advanced manufacturing sector, with many companies in the automotive industry doing some very exciting work and innovating for global customers. Wescast Industries designs and develops optimized hot end exhaust solutions for today’s ever-changing, fast-paced global automotive market.Mouse ClickAnd also for the automotive market, Autotube manufactures millions of inlet / outlet tubes each year using precision tooling. Each part is 100% inspected to the strictest tolerances.
  • Across the county, we have industrial sites available for investment and development.There are some that are shovel ready today, and others that can be made ready as required by investors.
  • Middlesex advantage: Rural settings Project costs are lower All benefits of the urban amenities
  • Greg to speakArmatec was actually founded in London in 1997 The demand for their armored and protection solutions grew rapidly, and they ended up with 7 facilities spread around London and they anticipated continued growth.They wanted to remain in the region but also consolidate into one location.And they selected a location in Dorchester, in Thames Center, not far from London. They are the anchor tenant in an industrial park that has more capacity….What they doWho they sell to$ revenue – recent contract# of employees - 340Date they started in Middlesex – 2010 (but started 20 years ago in Thorndale)How much they’ve grown -What they’ve said they like
  • Paul to speak…Vari-Form…. three facilities in Strathroy…
  • We’re proud of the companies that have chosen to locate and grow in Middlesex….PAUL HICKS Talks about Bonduelle…Include as known… Paul to speakWhat they doWho they sell to$ revenue # of employeesDate they started in MiddlesexHow much they’ve grownWhat they’ve said they likeAnecdote 1Anecdote 2?
  • Paul to speak…Bonduelle North AmericaWhat they doWho they sell to$ revenue # of employeesDate they started in MiddlesexHow much they’ve grownWhat they’ve said they likeAnecdote 1Anecdote 2?
  • Your feedback what type of interest are you getting in these sectors for Canada? Engage them in conversation.Dr. Oetker, SamsungOntario’s broader advantage the FIT programNeed the subsidy #’s for solar & wind energySize of Samsung investment in Ontario - A consortium led by South Korean companies Samsung C & T and Korea Electric Power Corporation plans to invest CAN$7 billion in renewable energy technology for the Canadian province of Ontario. The investment will fund the construction of four wind and solar power generation facilities with a total capacity of 2.5 GW, tripling Ontario’s current output from renewable sources.Source: http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/i/2743/
  • Your feedback what type of interest are you getting in these sectors for Canada? Engage them in conversation.Dr. Oetker, SamsungOntario’s broader advantage the FIT program
  • We thought that we could leave you with a quick description of some ways to identify opportunities that we might be able to assist clients on…We’ve identified some of the industries where there are multiple companies in the County and where there is labour expertise and skills.We’ve also listed a couple of key criteria…..But no matter what your client might be looking for, we’d be happy to look at the requirements and see if we have a reasonable and responsive solution.
  • We thought that we could leave you with a quick description of some ways to identify opportunities that we might be able to assist clients on…We’ve identified some of the industries where there are multiple companies in the County and where there is labour expertise and skills.We’ve also listed a couple of key criteria…..But no matter what your client might be looking for, we’d be happy to look at the requirements and see if we have a reasonable and responsive solution.
  • We thought that we could leave you with a quick description of some ways to identify opportunities that we might be able to assist clients on…We’ve identified some of the industries where there are multiple companies in the County and where there is labour expertise and skills.We’ve also listed a couple of key criteria…..But no matter what your client might be looking for, we’d be happy to look at the requirements and see if we have a reasonable and responsive solution.

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  • 1. Presentation tothe Consulate General of Canada in Detroit Aileen Murray Ec.D. (F) Manager of Economic Development Middlesex County amurray@investinmiddlesex.ca 519-434-7321 x 2347
  • 2. Representing Middlesex County• Jim Maudsley, Warden, Middlesex County• Aileen Murray, Middlesex Economic Development• Mike Barnier, Middlesex Centre• Doug Reycraft, Southwest Middlesex• Paul Hicks, Strathroy-Caradoc• Greg Borduas, Thames Centre• Stewart Findlater, Thames Centre 2
  • 3. Agenda• Explain why companies like being in Middlesex• Share some of success stories• Identifying and attracting best prospects for Middlesex Seek your advice today and in the future Discuss how we can work together 3
  • 4. Central Location 134 Miles/216 km from Detroitwww.investinmiddlesex.ca 4
  • 5. Central Location Easy access to Canadian, United States, & International Markets • Access to 3 main US border crossings Detroit, Port Huron, Buffalo • Central location in Southwestern Ontario Good access rest of Canada • Between Lake Huron and Lake Erie 5www.investinmiddlesex.ca
  • 6. Central Location Easy access to Canadian, United States, & International Markets • Access to Highways 401 and 402 Surrounds City of London • Growing population, International Air Access 6www.investinmiddlesex.ca
  • 7. Quick Facts Middlesex Middlesex/ County London RegionPopulation (2011)* 70,796 439,150Labour Force (15 years +)* 43,490 250,778*2011 Statistics Canada Census data**2006 Statistics Canada Census data 7
  • 8. The Middlesex County Advantage• Central Location; Excellent Highway Access• Easy Access to Border Crossings• Part of the London Region• Strong Workforce• Diverse Economic Base• Available Sites• Low Business Costs• Motivated and Responsive EcDev Team 8
  • 9. Strong Workforce • Excellent workforce drawing from City of London, Middlesex County and region • Rural labour pool has strong mechanical skills and a strong traditional work ethic • Skilled and educated labour pool • Fanshawe College • University of Western Ontario 9Cooper Standard, Southwest Middlesex
  • 10. Diverse Economic Base• Advanced manufacturing and automotive• Clean tech, bio-products and renewable energy• Agriculture and food processing Strathroy-Caradoc ICFAR, Middlesex Centre Cuddy Farms, Strathroy-Caradoc 10
  • 11. Available Buildings & Shovel Ready Sites Fully zoned and servicedwww.investinmiddlesex.ca/availableproperties 11
  • 12. Featured Site Strathroy-Caradoc• Adair Blvd, Strathroy• 85 acres (can be subdivided)• $35,000 / acre• Easy Access to Hwy 402www.investinmiddlesex.ca/availableproperties 12
  • 13. Featured Site Thames Centre • DaVinci Business Park, Dorchester • 10 Acres / 4 lots • Located adjacent to Armatec Survivabilitywww.investinmiddlesex.ca/availableproperties 13
  • 14. Featured Site Southwest Middlesex• Industrial Road, Glencoe• 63 acres (can be subdivided)• $25-$40,000 per acre• Adjacent to the new Glencoe Water Towerwww.investinmiddlesex.ca/availableproperties 14
  • 15. Featured Site Middlesex Centre• 200 King Street, Ilderton• 43,033 sq ft on 12.57 ac• $1,600,000• 26’ ceiling• Built 1999/2000www.investinmiddlesex.ca/availableproperties 15
  • 16. Lower Total Project Costs Middlesex Advantage Lower Land Costs Industrial Property Tax Rates Middlesex $40,000.00 Middlesex 3.795864% Woodstock $58,500.00 Kitchener 3.986480% London $75,000.00 London 5.076620% Ingersoll $100,000.00 Woodstock 5.504770% Kitchener $195,000.00 Ingersoll 5.589160% $- $50,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000 Price Per Acre $CDN • Low Labour Rates • Fast permitting & personalized service for investorsSource: Middlesex County 2011www.investinmiddlesex.ca 16
  • 17. Success Stories Armatec Survivability Provides allied militaries with holistic survivability solutions for armoured vehicles. Armatec’s distinctive engineering delivers significantly improved crew protection without compromising mission effectiveness or equipment sustainability.www.investinmiddlesex.ca 17
  • 18. Success Stories Armatec Survivability “Economics played a big part in the decision to move to Dorchester, where the tax rate for new industry is 2.98% compared to 4.78% in London. The cost of land in Londons Innovation Park is $75,000 an acre and in Dorchester ranges from $25,000 to $40,000.” The London Free Press, November 16, 2009www.investinmiddlesex.ca 18
  • 19. Success Stories Vari-Form Innovative originator of structural automotive hydroforming Vari-Form’s technology is used to manufacture more than 7 million parts a year worldwide Vari-Form is the industry leader over 40 million parts produced to date Plants in Strathroy, Missouri, and Mexicowww.investinmiddlesex.ca 19
  • 20. Success Stories Vari-Form “We ship most of our product to the U.S., so being close to the border, on a major highway, is very important to us.” “The workforce in Middlesex County is great. Theres a strong work ethic, and weve always been able to hire excellent people.” Randy Nicholls, Plant Managerwww.investinmiddlesex.ca 20
  • 21. Success Stories Bonduelle North America Bonduelle became a global leader in the frozen vegetable industry by building their processing and distributing plants close to the field so they can freeze vegetables just a few hours after harvest and capture their freshness at its peak.www.investinmiddlesex.ca 21
  • 22. Success Stories Bonduelle North America “Attracting competent, diligent & team-oriented employees from the surrounding Middlesex community has contributed to Bonduelle’s success.“ Ineke Haan, HR Managerwww.investinmiddlesex.ca 22
  • 23. Opportunities in Middlesex County Key Existing Sectors Advanced Manufacturing Agribusiness Renewable Energy Automotive Food Processing Bio-Products Technology Distribution Wind Defence Manufacturing Solarwww.investinmiddlesex.ca 23
  • 24. Part of a Dynamic Regionwww.investinmiddlesex.ca 24
  • 25. Opportunities in Middlesex County • Best Opportunities • Growing companies • Quality labour • Key existing sectors • Transportation dependent • Cost sensitive • Companies that need to move quickly • Companies requiring assistance with the regulatory processwww.investinmiddlesex.ca 25
  • 26. Our Joint Marketing Message • Canada is ranked #1 for Business by authorities such as Forbes and the Economist Intelligence Unit • Canada’s business cost advantage • Canada’s health care advantage • A strong and stable economy in turbulent times • The Middlesex / London region is strategically positioned for foreign direct investment http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2011/10/03/the-best-countries-for-business/www.investinmiddlesex.ca 26
  • 27. Single Point of Contact• Led by Middlesex County Economic Development Office • Aileen Murray, Manager • Sabrina Langill, Coordinator • Visit investinmiddlesex.ca 27
  • 28. Single Point of Contact• Strongly supported by Local Municipalities • Mike Barnier, Middlesex Centre • Doug Reycraft, Southwest Middlesex • Paul Hicks, Strathroy-Caradoc • Greg Borduas, Thames Centre • Stewart Findlater, Thames Centre 28
  • 29. Next Steps • How can we assist you? • Your advice? • Your suggestions for the website? • What’s needed? • Let’s build this relationship.www.investinmiddlesex.ca 29
  • 30. Websitewww.investinmiddlesex.ca 30
  • 31. Thank you!Aileen Murray Ec.D. (F)Economic Development Manageramurray@investinmiddlesex.ca519-434-7321 x 2347www.investinmiddlesex.ca 31