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Canada Says, ‘Give Me Your MBAs, Your Entrepreneurs’ - Bloomberg
In August, there were about 570,000 international students in Canada, a 60 percent jump from three years ago. That surge is helping power the biggest increase in international immigration in more than a century. The country took in 425,000 people in the 12 months through September, boosting population growth to a three-decade high of 1.4 percent, the fastest pace in the Group of Seven club of industrialized nations.
immigration  skilled-labor  canada  Around-the-web  this-week-446 
6 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Largest Foreign Direct Investors in the U.S. - OFFI
The United Kingdom was the single largest international investor, constituting 15 percent of total cumulative FDI holdings. Canada made up 13 percent followed by Japan, which made up another 12 percent in 2017. Recent large investments from Canada pushed the Great White North up to second place.
fdi-USA  canada  united-kingdom  business-globalization  Japan 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Greenhouse growers turn to cannabis to cash in on lucrative crop - CBC News
Move over tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. It's time to make room for your popular new cousin in the agriculture business: cannabis.
this-week-438  Around-the-web  Matt  cannabis  agribusiness  agriculture  canada  location-canada 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Goodbye Toronto, hello Winnipeg: Are Canada’s young giving up their big city dreams? - The Globe and Mail
Stats around whether younger Canadians are choosing to stay closer to home are still sparse, though Statistics Canada did find that between 2012 and 2017 Toronto’s net interprovincial migration – the difference between the number of people moving into Toronto and moving out of it and into different areas of the province – was minus 142,465.
this-week-438  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  jobs  canada  location-canada 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
The Canadian Labor Force Works for Success - Area Development
A highly educated, diverse, low-cost workforce is drawing businesses to set up their facilities in Canada.
area-development-features  Matt  canada  location-canada  workforce  economic-development  site-selection  skilled-labor 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Competitive R&D Ecosystems, Quality Workforce Draw Auto Companies to Ontario - Area Development
Companies like Toyota have been choosing Ontario for new investments for a variety of compelling reasons, including the quality of the workforce and a very favorable tax treatment of R&D activities.
area-development-features  Matt  ontario  central-canada  location-canada  canada  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  automotive-industry 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Relationships, Partnerships, and Connections Are Key to Attracting Investment - Area Development
Relationships are key to knowing what site selectors and investors are seeking, to learning their needs, and to helping them succeed.
area-development-features  Matt  ontario  central-canada  canada  location-canada  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Canada, U.S. reach tentative NAFTA deal; Trump approves pact - The Globe and Mail
Canada and the U.S. have reached a tentative deal to overhaul the North American free-trade agreement after intensive weekend talks, trading access to Canada’s protected dairy market for the preservation of a key dispute-resolution system and exemption from threatened auto tariffs.
this-week-437  Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  NAFTA  trade  trade-agreements  exports  trump  automotive-industry  sfp-insider-10-26-2018 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Innovative Superclusters to Foster Economic Growth - Area Development
The Government of Canada is investing C$950 million in five economic superclusters aimed at making the nation a world-leading center for innovation.
area-development-features  Matt  canada  location-canada  manufacturing  superclusters  innovation  tech  high-tech  technology 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Canada Remains A Premier Investment Destination - Area Development
Despite the uncertain investment environment brought about by renegotiation of NAFTA and new U.S.-imposed tariffs, Canada continues to promote FDI by maintaining an open economy, investing in its workforce, and engaging in regional trade partnerships.
area-development-features  Matt  canada  location-canada  manufacturing  site-selection  economic-development  NAFTA  trade  trade-agreements  FDI 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Sidewalk Labs Reveals What Its Toronto Smart City May Look Like - Metropolis
While questions surrounding data collection loom, the renderings hint at what the technology company hopes to achieve on the Toronto waterfront.
area-development-features  math  this-week-435  Matt  cities  tech  high-tech  technology  innovation  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  toronto  canada  location-canada 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Even Alphabet is having trouble reinventing smart cities - MIT Technology Review
An ambitious smart-city project spearheaded by Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs has run into local resistance, causing delays.
Around-the-web  this-week-433  smart-cities  Google  urban-planning  toronto  canada 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Did Canada Gain 100,000 Jobs Or Lose 28,000? Employment Data Is All Over The Map - HuffPost
Nobody really knows what's going on in Canada's job market right now. That's a problem for policymakers.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  jobs 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
What do Trump’s tariffs mean for Canada? - Macleans
Steel industry expert Peter Warrian explains how badly this will hurt steelmakers, what the knock-on effects will be and why dark times loom
this-week-427  Around-the-web  Matt  canada  trade  trade-agreements  location-canada  steel-industry  aluminum-industry 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
U.S. Lawmakers Urge Trump to Stay at Nafta Table - Bloomberg
The plea came a day after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer warned the three nations are “nowhere near close to a deal” to update the region’s 24-year-old free-trade pact and negotiators missed a top legislator’s deadline for progress.
government-policy  NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  canada  mexico  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-425 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
H-1B Workers Are Leaving Trump’s America for the Canadian Dream - Bloomberg
The long wait for green cards was bad enough. Antagonism toward immigrants is pushing skilled foreigners across the border.
this-week-422  Around-the-web  Matt  engineering  skilled-labor  immigration  canada  location-canada  immigration-reform  jobs  workforce  trump  government-policy 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Bitcoin is eating Quebec - MIT Technology Review
A Canadian hydropower operation put out the welcome mat for bitcoin miners. Shortly thereafter, it was overrun.
bitcoin  big-data  data-centers  canada  Quebec  Around-the-web  this-week-420 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Why The Next Billion-Dollar Tech Firm Will Be Born In Canada - Forbes
In January, Amazon announced the 20 finalist cities still in the running to host its second global headquarters. Parsing the list, one city stood out as the only option outside America’s borders: Toronto.
this-week-414  Around-the-web  Matt  high-tech  tech  technology  canada  location-canada  toronto  central-canada  ontario  economic-development  amazon  headquarters  HQ2 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Canada’s container trade growth set to sail past U.S. - The Globe and Mail
The signing of two major trade deals with global trading partners will help send Canada's growth in imports and exports by container surging past that of the United States, marine shipper Maersk Line says.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  logistics  supply-chain  infrastructure  freight  freight-logistics  shipping  ports  intermodal 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Bombardier just bested Boeing in a trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada. Here’s what you need to know. - The Washington Post
In a recent interview with CNBC, Alain Bellemare emphasized that Bombardier has invested heavily in the United States and will be “doing more by putting the assembly line in Mobile, Alabama.” But Bellemare has said little about whether the number of jobs created in the aftermath of the ITC’s decision will remain intact.
Aerospace  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  canada  taxes-incentives  government-policy  Boeing  bombardier  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-411 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
This City Once Made Much of What Canada Bought. But No More - The New York Times
For most of Canada’s history, Peterborough manufactured much of what Canada bought or used, including chain saws, outboard motors, boats, refrigerators, alarm clocks, locks, oatmeal and electrical motors and generators. The city was so closely associated with an 80-acre General Electric complex in its heart that it became known “the Electric City.”
this-week-410  Around-the-web  Matt  location-canada  manufacturing  canada  economic-development  NAFTA  trade-agreements 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Assessing Prospects for a Port of Quebec Container Terminal - Maritime Executive
Authorities at Quebec City, Canada, have recently announced the intention to develop an intermodal container port and transshipment terminal. Like Port of Newark, Port of Quebec can offer 15-meter (49-foot) water depth and has access to a main highway as well as railway service. The proposed container port faces much competition from other ports in the region, including Montreal.
intermodal  logistics  freight-logistics  canada  Quebec  container-ports  Around-the-web  this-week-409 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
NAFTA promotes U.S. manufacturing in the food and agriculture sector - TheHill
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is important to the frozen food and beverage industry and the 670,000 jobs the sector supports throughout the United States. Frozen food makers depend on a reliable, safe and state-of-the-art logistics and supply chain network to efficiently and competitively make and distribute food that the world enjoys every day.
food-processing  industry-reports  mexico  canada  NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-207 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Three Things CEOs Should Do Now to Prepare for the New NAFTA -
As the three countries move through their last two rounds of 2017 talks in Mexico City and Washington, DC, the differences in negotiating positions remain wide.
NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  mexico  canada  government-policy  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Area Development Consultants Forum Event Provides Insight on Attracting Canadian FDI - Area Development
The Canadian FDI Forum brought together economic developers from across Canada who listened to advice from leading location consultants and corporate decision-makers about the factors that drive site selection and how to garner their share of investment.
area-development-features  math  consultants  consultants-forum  economic-development  site-selection  canada  location-canada  FDI  manufacturing 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
First Person: Ontario’s Investment Office Is a One-Stop Information Source for Investors - Area Development
Allan O’Dette was appointed as Ontario’s first Chief Investment Officer (CIO) in April 2017. He leads the newly created Ontario Investment Office, which has both a domestic and international facing mandate to secure increased investment in key sectors while strengthening the overall competitiveness of Ontario firms.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  Matt  ontario  canada  central-canada  location-canada  manufacturing  workforce  FDI  first-person 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
Nova Steel Expanding in Woodstock, Ontario, to Meet Auto and Other Industries’ Demand - Area Development
With support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, Nova Steel is investing in state-of-the-art equipment and process improvement to access new markets and diversify its product offerings.
area-development-features  automotive-industry  ontario  canada  location-canada  woodstock  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Skilled Talent and a Collaborative Environment Give Canada a Competitive Edge - Area Development
Its highly educated and diverse population, along with policies geared toward attracting the best and brightest talent, has made Canada essential to technology companies’ growth plans.
location-canada  area-development-features  Matt  canada  workforce  skilled-labor  workforce-development  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump's Policies Are Already Sending Jobs to Canada - WIRED
Politicians like to talk about small businesses being the lifeblood of the American economy. But the truth is that it’s not small businesses but young businesses that are creating the most jobs.
entrepreneurship  startup  Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  jobs  tech  small-business  trump  government-policy  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Canada's tech boom redefines its office space - JLL Real Views
Gone are the days when Canada’s tech firms were located in old manufacturing buildings on the outskirts of town.

As technology firms grow and their needs become more sophisticated, they are looking to take over prime office space in the downtown core of big cities such as Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Good access to local transport and open, flexible and communal floor-plans are top of their list to attract the best talent.
canada  innovation-hubs  office-market  location-canada  Around-the-web  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Is Your Supply Chain Ready for a NAFTA Overhaul? - HBR
The proposed “border adjustment” that is part of a tax reform package Congress is debating could cause the U.S. dollar to appreciate relative to other currencies. Under the plan, companies would not be able to deduct the cost of imports from their revenue, a move that today enables them to lower their overall tax burden. At the same time, exports and other foreign sales would be made tax free.
global-supply-chain  business-globalization  government-policy  free-trade-agreements  NAFTA  mexico  canada  this-week-391-top  Around-the-web 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
NAFTA 2.0 and the Art of the Deal - Global Trade Magazine
Is renegotiating NAFTA a good idea‭? ‬It depends what you are trying to accomplish.‭ ‬No agreement is perfect,‭ ‬and commerce has changed markedly since‭ ‬1994‭—‬for example,‭ ‬when NAFTA entered into force,‭ ‬there was no commercial use of the internet.‭ ‬Modernizing and updating the agreement is a worthwhile objective.‭ ‬Yet trade agreements are typically effect,‭ ‬not cause:‭ ‬nations make agreements because existing commercial relationships are important,‭ ‬not the other way around.‭ ‬Overall,‭ ‬NAFTA has helped to triple merchandise trade among the three economies in nominal terms,‭ ‬from‭ ‬$306‭ ‬billion in‭ ‬1993‭ ‬to just over‭ ‬$1‭ ‬trillion in‭ ‬2015.‭ ‬But it’s important to remember that Canada and Mexico were the United States‭’ ‬number‭ ‬1‭ ‬and number‭ ‬3‭ ‬trading partners respectively before NAFTA,‭ ‬and they hold the same rank today.
NAFTA  business-globalization  government-policy  canada  mexico  Around-the-web  this-week-387-top 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
With NAFTA, Mexico and the U.S. build things together - Dallas News
While "free trade" has been blamed for job losses in many parts of the nation, as of 2014 nearly five million jobs across the U.S. depend on trade with Mexico. These jobs are not just in Texas. In 2015, Mexico was the first or second export destination for 30 out of 50 states.
free-trade-agreements  mexico  canada  NAFTA  Around-the-web  government-policy  economic-analysis  texas  opinion  this-week-384 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Canada Tries to Turn Its A.I. Ideas Into Dollars - The New York Times
Now bringing A.I. home is a priority for the Canadian government, companies, universities and technologists. The goal, they say, is to build a business environment around the country’s expertise and to keep the experts its universities create in the country.
skilled-labor  high-tech  workforce-training  education  innovation-hubs  canada  silicon-valley  university-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump Nafta Blueprint Raises Concerns in Canada and Mexico - WSJ
Draft document signals willingness to promote ‘Buy American’ agenda but tempers some campaign threats.
this-week-381  Around-the-web  Matt  NAFTA  trade  made-in-america  mexico  canada  location-canada  trump  manufacturing 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Trudeau's plan to lure Silicon Valley investors to Canada - CNBC
When former elementary school teacher Tami Zuckerman dreamed up the idea for VarageSale, a Toronto-based site that runs local online garage sales, she had no shortage of funding options.
this-week-379  Around-the-web  Matt  silicon-valley  canada  location-canada  tech  high-tech  technology  venturecapital  startup  entrepreneurship 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Quebec Fights Back Against Business Exodus With Tax Incentives - Bloomberg
Quebec is boosting tax incentives for executives and businesses to stay in Canada’s second most-populous province after the loss of Rona Inc. and other prominent companies.
this-week-278  Around-the-web  Matt  Quebec  central-canada  location-canada  canada  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  jobs 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
US investors look to Toronto to scout health innovations – Medium
Health investors from the United States are discovering vast prospects in Toronto as a hot-spot for biotech innovation and a place to invest in cutting-edge life sciences startups.
location-canada  toronto  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-378  canada  life-sciences  biotech 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Big Three say their $1.5B Ontario investments are secure, despite Trump - Canadian Manufacturing
Ford, GM and Fiat Chrysler agreed to inject the $1.5 billion in their Canadian operations during union talks last fall, but recent White House pressure to put "America first" has raised questions about the investments .
this-week-377  Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  manufacturing  jobs  automotive-industry  ontario  central-canada 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
After meeting with Trudeau, Trump says NAFTA deal with Canada just needs to be 'tweaked' - CTV News
After his first face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump said he only plans to “tweak” the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada, while his administration has a lot more work to do with Mexico.
Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  trade  trade-agreements  trump  NAFTA 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Five ways Trump’s protectionism could be good for Canada - Toronto Sun
U.S. President Donald Trump is promising to “Make America Great Again”. But he could, albeit inadvertently, create an opportunity to make the Canadian economy greater than it is now.
canada  location-canada  Matt  trump  this-week-375  Around-the-web 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump perceived as threat to new investment in Canada - Toronto Star
Manufacturing industry warns Ottawa should do more to attract investors amid a ‘chilling effect’ on investment outside the U.S.
this-week-375  Around-the-web  Matt  location-canada  canada  FDI  manufacturing  site-selection  economic-development 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Canada’s Intent to Create the World’s Largest Trading Bloc - Area Development
With CETA in place, an investment in Canada will double the market access of American companies already taking advantage of NAFTA.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  Matt  canada  location-canada  trade  trade-agreements  business-globalization  NAFTA  CETA  exports 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Big science receives $328-million boost from Ottawa - The Globe and Mail
Some of Canada’s largest and most unique science labs and initiatives will share a $328-million top-up, federal Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announced on Monday.

The funding, awarded through the Canada Foundation for Innovation, is intended to help keep the lights on at 17 key national facilities that cover a broad range of research disciplines.
government-policy  canada  research&development  research-commercialization  innovation  Around-the-web  this-week-374  location-canada 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Canada's updated C$500-million auto incentive fund called 'better' than Mexico's, U.S. - Automotive News
Canada now has a government-funded incentive program available to the automotive industry that is at least as good as Mexico’s and perhaps better than those available in the Southern United States, says Canada’s auto czar Ray Tanguay.
Around-the-web  Matt  this-week-373  canada  automotive-industry  taxes-incentives  location-canada  mexico  economic-development  site-selection 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Chrysler’s Windsor, Ontario, Assembly Plant Expansion Leads To Rollout of Electrified Minivan - Area Development
This week the industry's first-ever electrified minivan, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, rolled off the line at the FCA US Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  ontario  canada  central-canada  automotive-industry  manufacturing 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Canada-Based Magna International Plans Assembly Plant In Spartanburg County, South Carolina - Area Development
Magna International, a leading global automotive supplier, is constructing a new seat manufacturing plant at Tyger River Industrial Park in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Representing its fourth manufacturing plant in South Carolina, the company is projected to invest $29 million in the facility, creating 480 new jobs over the next five years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  location-USA  FDI  canada  automotive-industry  jobs  south-carolina  south-atlantic 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Central Wire, Inc. Expands Lancaster County, South Carolina, Facility - Area Development
Central Wire, Inc., a Canada-based stainless and specialty alloy wire manufacturer, is expanding its wire operation in Lancaster County, South Carolina. The expansion is expected to bring $2 million in new capital investment and create 18 new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  canada  location-USA  FDI  manufacturing  jobs 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
North America’s Robotics Renaissance Fueled by Skilled Labor - Area Development
A new generation of collaborative robots is increasing industrial efficiency and productivity while the increasing affordability of advanced robotics technology has the potential to quickly make smaller businesses more competitive. A key to unlocking that potential will be meeting the industry’s need for skilled labor to drive robotics-related research and commercialization.
area-development-features  Matt  ontario  central-canada  canada  location-canada  skilled-labor  workforce  workforce-development  education  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  robotics 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Thomson Reuters Plans Technology Center In Toronto, Canada - Area Development
Thomson Reuters is expanding its Canadian operations with the creation of a new technology centre in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The Toronto Technology Centre is expected to create 400 high-quality technology jobs over the next two years, with plans to grow to approximately 1,500 jobs over time.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  toronto  central-canada  canada  location-canada  jobs  technology-center  tech  technology 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Looking to Canada to Satisfy Your Workforce Needs - Area Development
With six out of 10 CIOs believing skills shortages will prevent their organizations from keeping up with the speed of change, the solution might be closer than expected. One needs only to look up.
economic-development  site-selection  workforce  location-canada  canada  manufacturing  labor 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Foreign Investors Connect to the World from Canada - Area Development
Canada’s logistics infrastructure and trade connections can be quite beneficial to foreign investors and shippers.
area-development-features  Matt  canada  location-canada  logistics  infrastructure  supply-chain  FDI  intermodal  rail  ports  airports  trade 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Kruger Products Expands Trenton, Ontario, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
Kruger Products, a leading Canadian manufacturer and distributor of tissue products for household use, is undertaking a multi-million dollar expansion at the company's plant in Trenton, Ontario. The company will create 119 new jobs and retaining 184 positions.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  ontario  central-canada  manufacturing  paper-industry  jobs  location-canada  canada 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
The “Northern Secret” of Canada’s Cities Revealed - Area Development
Advanced technology companies are drawn by Canada’s overall cost and other advantages, while recognizing the synergism found in its urban centers.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  location-canada  canada  manufacturing  advanced-technology 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
iMold Plastics Locates Production Center In Waynesboro, Mississippi - Area Development
Canadian-based plastic container manufacturer iMold Plastics, a subsidiary of iSpice Foods, is locating operations in Waynesboro, Mississippi. The company will invest $4 million and create 33 jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  mississippi  south  plastics  FDI  location-USA  canada  manufacturing  jobs  food-industry 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Canadian-Based Cascades Inc. Takes Majority Control Of Longhorn Paper Converting in Grand Prairie, Texas - Area Development
Cascades Inc, Cascades Tissue Group, a division of Cascades Canada ULC, a leader in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, has taken a majority position in Longhorn Paper Converting, a tissue converting plant in Grand Prairie, Texas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  texas  southwest  manufacturing  packaging  packaging-industry  FDI  location-USA  canada 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Olymel-Groupe Robitaille Expand Production At Yamachiche, Quebec, Processing Plant - Area Development
Olymel, Canada's leader in the production, processing and distribution of pork and poultry meats, and Groupe Robitaille, a diversified business that has been active in poultry and pig production, will invest $80 million to increase production at the ATRAHAN pork processing plant in Yamachiche, Quebec.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Quebec  central-canada  canada  location-canada  food-processing 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Canada: A Leader in FDI Attractiveness - Area Development
Canada’s new federal government is expected to build on the nation’s already enviable position for foreign direct investment, which is enhanced by numerous tax and other financial incentives.
location-canada  canada  FDI  area-development-features  Matt  manufacturing  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Michigan, Ontario to sign deal to tout development of self-driving tech - Detroit Free Press
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder also urged automotive industry to get behind effort to create test bed for self-driving vehicles at Willow Run during speech in Traverse City.
this-week-361  Around-the-web  Matt  detroit  Michigan  midwest  automotive-industry  high-tech  canada  location-canada  ontario  central-canada 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Michigan and Ontario to promote region's auto industry -
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a memorandum with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to promote the region's automotive industry.

They were near Traverse City on Wednesday at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars. The state and province are creating a working group to focus on autonomous vehicles, lightweight materials, alternative fuels and other best practices.
industry-clusters  canada  location-canada  Michigan  ontario  automotive-industry  NAFTA  government-policy  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Accuworx Inc. Opens Operations Facility In Pearland, Texas - Area Development
Accuworx Inc., a Canada-based full-service environmental and industrial services company, opened its newest facility near Houston in Pearland, Texas. The company will establish a foothold in the growing US Gulf Coast market.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  texas  southwest  location-canada  canada  houston  sustainable-development  environment 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
McCain Foods Canada Expands New Brunswick Plant - Area Development
McCain Foods Canada is investing $65 million to expand capacity at its Florenceville-Bristol French fry plant in New Brunswick, Canada. The company plans to hire up to 50 new associates.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  new-brunswick  atlantic-canada  location-canada  canada  food-processing  food-industry  jobs 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Toronto is poised to become the next great producer of tech startups - TechCrunch
Most people don’t realize Toronto is the fourth-largest city in North America (only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are larger) and produces the most engineering-focused university graduates each year.
Around-the-web  Matt  tech  high-tech  technology  innovation  startup  entrepreneurship  toronto  ontario  central-canada  location-canada  canada  STEM  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
General Motors Significantly Expands In Ontario, Canada - Area Development
General Motors will significantly expand its engineering and software development work in Ontario, Canada. GM plans to create more than 700 jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  canada  location-canada  ontario  central-canada  General-Motors  GM  automotive-industry  jobs  advanced-manufacturing  innovation 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Oilfield Technology Group Expands Manufacturing Facility In Alberta, Canada - Area Development
The Oilfield Technology Group of Hexion Inc. is expanding its resin coated proppant manufacturing facility in Alberta, Canada. The expansion will provide a more efficient supply of proppants to fracturing service companies and operators in the oil and gas industry.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  location-canada  oil  energy  manufacturing  alberta  canada  western-canada  gas 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
GreenMantra Technologies Completes Manufacturing Plant In Brantford, Ontario - Area Development
GreenMantra Technologies, a rapidly growing producer of high-value waxes and specialty chemicals from recycled plastic feedstocks, completed construction of a new manufacturing plant in Brantford, Ontario. The company significantly expanded its capacity and the availability of its products.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  ontario  central-canada  canada  location-canada  chemicals-industry  plastics  recycling 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
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