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Ontario East Economic Development

  1. 1. Jackie  St.  Pierre   Executive  Director    
  2. 2. over  two   million   people     more  than   200   communities  
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Through shared resources and working collaboratively, we promote the region highlighting the advantages of Eastern Ontario.
  5. 5. MARKET  ACCESS   within 800km of 50 million people overnight surface delivery to 62% of all Canadians largest markets
  6. 6. QUALITY  OF  LIFE   urban, small town, rural or lakeshore the choice is yours! four seasons of activities inexpensive real estate and utilities  
  7. 7. WORLD  CLASS  RESEARCH   world-class academic institutions with vibrant research centres partnering with industry R+D tax credit programs innovation-focused incentive programs support to assist industry in finding funding and industry/academic institution research partnerships  
  8. 8. INFRASTRUCTURE   port access (three locations on Lake Ontario) three, under-utilized USA bridge crossings superior rail service four-lane highways shovel-ready land and business parks  
  9. 9. COST  COMPETIVITNESS   advantages labour, land, taxes, utilities  
  10. 10. SKILLED  WORKFORCE   highly-skilled workforce strong partnerships with universities and colleges supplying labour force loyal, motivated workers just-in-time training available  
  11. 11. SECTORS  OF  ENGAGEMENT  
  12. 12. SECTOR TEAMS LEVERAGING 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      
  13. 13. FOOD  PROCESSING   -largest food processing cluster in the province, Ontario East has the highest ratio of large-to-medium companies Source: Ontario East Food Study, 2011
  14. 14. FOOD PROCESSING
  15. 15. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
  16. 16. CREATIVE  ECONOMY  
  17. 17. LOGISTICS   Ontario East hosts more than 30 ++ million sq ft of 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
  18. 18. LOGISTICS DIRECTORY
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN EASTERN ONTARIO
  21. 21. BUSINESS  IMMIGRATION   Ontario East works with Provincial and Federal government and our municipal partners to host events to showcase investment opportunities in Eastern Ontario.
  22. 22. ADVANCED  MANUFACTURING   manufacturing and fabricating, with new opportunities in: solar wind nuclear waste water bio-energy - forestry aviation/aerospace
  23. 23. NEW  OPPORTUNITIES   Ontario East market-driven research; strengths in life sciences/bio- med (NEW strategy underway) redefining our role in the auto sector
  24. 24. 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  
  25. 25. MANUFACTURING  -­  CLEANTECH   Eastern Ontario continues to; develop strategies to attract and retain industry in the green technologies work with colleges and universities to create leading-edge training programs to ensure we meet industry labour needs and, we excel in academic and industry R+D
  26. 26. 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    
  27. 27. 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  
  28. 28. ORGANIZATIONAL  GOALS    to  develop  partnerships  to  collaborate   on  projects  focused  on  economic   development      continue  to  grow  membership    continue  to  grow  sector  teams    
  29. 29. 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE
  30. 30. 2013 Ontario  East   celebrates  25  years!  
  31. 31. Jackie  St.  Pierre   Executive  Director   Innovation  Park   945  Princess  Street   Kingston,  ON   K7L  3N6  

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