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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
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
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
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
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
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
Boart Longyear To Locate Research-Development Center In Sudbury, Ontario - Area Development
Boart Longyear, the world's leading provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling, was awarded $1.37 million by Ontario provincial government to support research and development of a mineral exploration drilling site and drilling systems technology. The company will locate its newest research and development center in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  ontario  central-canada  mining  drilling  research&development 
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
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
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
GE Canada Builds Manufacturing Center In Welland, Ontario - Area Development
GE Canada will build its new multi-modal "Brilliant Factory" in Welland, Ontario. Its Canadian facility will initially manufacture GE Power's world-class reciprocating engines, components for compression, mechanical drive, and power generation, and manufacture components for GE transportation diesel engines.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  ontario  central-canada  GE  general-electric  brilliant-factory  manufacturing  location-canada 
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
Provincial Incentives Woo Mitsui High-tec To Build Manufacturing Plant In Brantford, Ontario - Area Development
Ontario, Canada is partnering with Mitsui High-tec to build the company’s first manufacturing facility in North America in Ontario, Canada. The facility will produce motor cores for electric and hybrid vehicles.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  ontario  central-canada  location-canada  electric-vehicle  automotive-industry  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  advanced-manufacturing 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Clearpath Robotics Could Change the Material Handling Game - IndustryWeek
Clearpath Robotics co-founder and CEO Matt Rendall discusses how his company’s OTTO 1500 opens up the factory floor — and what it has in common with Google’s self-driving cars.
Around-the-web  this-week-347  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  ontario  canada  location-canada  central-canada  high-tech  tech  technology  automotive-industry  autonomous-vehicles  Google  robotics 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Voyageur Aviation Of North Bay, Ontario, Establishes Voyageur Aerotech Inc. As Maintenance-Engineering Company - Area Development
Voyageur Aviation Corp. of North Bay, Ontario, parent company of Voyageur Airways Limited, established a new subsidiary - Voyageur Aerotech Inc., specializing in aircraft design engineering services and maintenance, repair and overhaul.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Aerospace  ontario  central-canada  location-canada 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Ontario solar industry finds place in the sun after Green Energy flameout - Financial Post
Ontario’s Green Energy Act of 2009, which rolled out subsidies to renewable energy producers in order to jump start the wind and solar sectors, has left a bitter taste in many Ontarians’ mouths. At peak times of day, consumers pay 17.5 cents kWh for power, so Ontario pays at least 53.8 cents subsidy for every kWh that comes off the Ozz Group roof.
this-week-336  Around-the-web  Matt  ontario  central-canada  canada  location-canada  energy  solar  solar-power  renewable-energy  manufacturing 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Zafin Opens Centre of Excellence In Toronto, Canada - Area Development
Zafin, the leader in relationship banking software solutions for the global financial services industry opened a Centre of Excellence in Toronto, Canada. The facility will support delivery of implementation projects to Zafin's North American clients.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  toronto  central-canada  ontario  software  technology  tech  high-tech  financial-services  center-of-excellence 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Ontario’s Food Manufacturers Are in Proximity to Resources and Key Markets - Area Development
Frozen pizza maker Dr. Oetker Canada’s first North American plant in Ontario, Canada, puts it in proximity to abundant farm produce as well as the US$19 trillion marketplace under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
economic-development  site-selection  ontario  central-canada  canada  location-canada  food-processing  manufacturing  Matt 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
City of Orillia: Where Business and Way of Life Thrive - Area Development
Orillia has been ranked one of the top six Canadian cities to invest in, and among the top 60 Canadian cities to live in.
economic-development  site-selection  ontario  central-canada  canada  location-canada  Matt 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
City of Woodstock, Ontario: the Crossroads of Business - Area Development
The City of Woodstock is a dynamic and growing community of 40,000 located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of super highways 401 and 403.
economic-development  site-selection  ontario  central-canada  location-canada  canada  FDI 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Mississauga: Skilled, Well-Educated, Talent Pool - Area Development
The knowledge economy is a human race — the competition between the best companies in the world for the brightest minds in business, science, technology, and all manner of industry.
economic-development  site-selection  ontario  central-canada  workforce  location-canada 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Brampton: Center of Canada’s Major Transportation Corridors - Area Development
With a population approaching 600,000, Brampton is the ninth-largest city in Canada and the third-largest in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
economic-development  site-selection  brampton  canada  location-canada  ontario  central-canada  toronto  logistics  infrastructure 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Toronto-Waterloo corridor could be Canada’s own Silicon Valley - The Globe and Mail
With strong leadership, bold action and a willingness to think big, Canada can become a global innovation superpower, where our best and brightest can pursue their wildest ambitions right here at home. That is in the Toronto-Waterloo innovation corridor.
this-week-318  Around-the-web  Matt  silicon-valley  high-tech  tech  technology  canada  location-canada  toronto  ontario  central-canada  innovation 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Heroux-Devtek Expands Aerospace Landing Gear Division In Ontario, Canada - Area Development
Héroux-Devtek will grow its aerospace landing gear business with a new manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ontario. According to the firm, its state-of-the-art facility will play a key role in the company fulfilling a major contract to supply Boeing. The total investment is valued at $54.2 million, with $7.05 million in support from the Canadian province.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  aerospace  boeing  ontario  central-canada  canada  location-canada 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
The Life, Death, and Rebirth of BlackBerry Hometown - Fusion
But if there are any hard feelings about BlackBerry’s decline among Waterloo locals, I’m not seeing them. On my last night in town, Chris Plunkett, the director of external relations for Communitech, invites me out to a whisky-drinking party hosted by some young start-up entrepreneurs in town.
this-week-292  blackberry  ontario  central-canada  location-canada  matt  high-tech 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Nemak Of Canada Plans $15.7 Million Retooling Of Its Windsor, Ontario, Manufacturing Hub - Area Development
Nemak of Canada Corp., a company that produces and supplies high-tech aluminum components for the automotive industry, will spend $15.7 million to retool its plant in Windsor, Ontario. Newmak will upgrade its production line for the assembly of two-liter, four-cylinder aluminum engine blocks for export to Shanghai General Motors in China.
area-development-news  matt  economic-development  site-selection  ontario  central-canada  automotive-industry  general-motors  location-canada 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Is Ontario Ready to be Canadian Economic Engine? - PLANT
Manufacturing is gearing up but the province’s industrial landscape will be different.
this-week-289  around-the-web  manufacturing  canada  location-canada  ontario  central-canada 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Linamar Corp. Plans $506.8 Million Expansion At Its Ontario, Canada, Production Center - Area Development
Canada-based auto parts manufacturer, Linamar Corp. plans a $506.8 million expansion at its operations and production Ccnter in Guelph, Ontario. The company expects to add 1,200 associates to its 6,870 member workforce.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  ontario  central-canada  canada  automotive-industry  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Baxter Corporation Invests $10 Million In Ontario, Canada, Admixing Facility - Area Development
Baxter Corporation is investing $10 million to build a new admixing facility in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada for its Centralized Intravenous Admixing Pharmacy Service.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  ontario  canada  central-canada  location-canada 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Honda Invests $857 Million To Innovate Its Alliston, Ontario, Canada, Manufacturing Hub - Area Development
Honda will invest about $857 million over three years in leading-edge technologies for vehicle assembly and engine manufacturing at the company’s manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario, Canada.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  manufacturing  location-canada  honda  automotive-industry  canada  central-canada  ontario 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Bell Canada-Nordia Opens Call Center In Peterborough, Ontario - Area Development
Bell Canada and its subsidiary Nordia opened a new call centre in Peterborough, Ontario, to serve Bell residential and wireless customers. Part of Bell's strategy to improve customer service, the investment of approximately $5 million will create an expected 400 new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  ontario  central-canada  location-canada  telecommunications  jobs  wireless-technology 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
In Focus: Toronto Named Worlds Most Intelligent Community - Area Development
And, for 2014, Toronto actually earns the top spot — becoming the third Canadian community in the past 15 years to be selected as the worlds most intelligent, joining Waterloo (2007) and Calgary (2002).
area-development-features  ontario  toronto  central-canada  intelligent-communities  canada  location-canada 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
CapsCanada Invests More Than $10 Million In Lakeshore, Ontario, Manufacturing Center - Area Development
CapsCanada, a leading provider of empty capsules for pharmaceutical drugs and dietary supplements, opened its new K-CAPS, HPMC capsules, manufacturing facility in Lakeshore, Ontario, Canada. The firm has already generated more than 25 jobs and invested over $10 million in the new facility.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  ontario  location-canada  central-canada  biotech  pharmaceuticals  life-sciences  jobs  manufacturing 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
ITRenew Expands Its Operations Center In Toronto, Canada - Area Development
ITRenew, Inc., a firm that focuses on IT asset disposition services and data sanitization software will open its new, larger facility next month in Toronto, Canada.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  toronto  ontario  canada  location-usa  central-canada  information-technology 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Toronto Retaining Up-and-Coming Tech Startups with a Strong Entrepreneurial Ecosystem - CBC
Toronto tech startup Wattpad has seen a lot of success lately, but rather than picking up and moving to Silicon Valley, it's staying local.
location-canada  toronto  ontario  startup  high-tech  workforce-development  capital-access  this-week-270  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Ontario Aerospace Cluster Evolves Innovation Ecosystem Approach - Area Development
In today's global, knowledge-intensive tech clusters, places like Ontario are finding that they need to look beyond trade and commerce, beyond just sector and cluster economics in order to sustain business growth and future economic development.
area-development-features  site-selection  aerospace  location-canada  canada  ontario  central-canada  economic-development  innovation 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Ontario Partners With Life Sciences Manufacturer, Taro Pharmaceuticals, To Double Production Capacity In Brampton - Area Development
Life Science Manufacturer, Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc., plans to double its production capability by investing in new manufacturing and R&D equipment at its Brampton, Ontario, Canada, production facility, creating up to 140 jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  pharmaceuticals  ontario  location-canada  manufacturing  research&development  jobs  central-canada 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Ontario Shop Takes Up Efforts to Produce Skilled Workers - News
Many machine shops in the United States and Canada are working to remedy a shortage of skilled workers. For some, the efforts include linking up with local technical colleges and universities, establishment of apprenticeship programs, and outreach to high schools to encourage students to consider manufacturing as a viable career choice.
workforce-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap  ontario  heavy-machinery  this-week-259  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
3D Printing Company Takes to Canadian Universities - 3D Printing Industry
In an attempt to promote 3D printing and additive manufacturing across Canada, rapid prototyping and environmental testing firm Hyphen, a division of Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc., has partnered with the University of Guelph.
this-week-254  canada  around-the-web  location-canada  manufacturing  3d-printing  ontario  central-canada 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Canadian Solar Opens Microgrid Testing Centre In Guelph, Ontario - Area Development
Canadian Solar Inc., a solar power company, opened its Canadian Solar Microgrid Testing Centre in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The Centre will focus on micro-grid solution testing, and system solution design and smart grid assessment services.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  canada  ontario  central-canada  location-canada  renewable-energy  solar-power 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Cisco Plans $100 Million Center Of Innovation In Toronto, Canada - Area Development
Cisco plans to establish a $100 million, 15,000 square foot, Internet of Everything Innovation Center at the RBC WaterPark Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  ontario  toronto  innovation  central-canada  innovation-centers  location-canada  canada 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
COM DEV International Ltd., Doubles Size Of Its Ontario, Canada, Manufacturing Center - Area Development
Aerospace company COM DEV International Ltd., a global designer and manufacturer of advanced space hardware, plans to double production capacity at its Ontario, Canada, manufacturing facility, creating 75 new jobs in the Province.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  area-development-news  manufacturing  aerospace  ontario  canda  central-canada  jobs 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Flying Colours Corp. Expands Its Ontario, Canada, Aircraft Maintenance Center - Area Development
A company focusing on aircraft completion, maintenance and restoration, Flying Colours Corp., will expand its production at its facility in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. The company will invest in new equipment and engineering expertise to enhance its custom interior finishing and completion services.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  canada  ontario  central-canada  location-canada  aerospace  area-development-news 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
ANDRITZ HYDRO Opens Stator Coil Manufacturing Center In Peterborough, Ontario - Area Development
ANDRITZ HYDRO, a world supplier of electromechanical systems and services for hydropower plants, opened its first 17,000 square foot stator coil manufacturing facility in Peterborough, Ontario.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  area-development-news  location-canada  manufacturing  ontario  central-canada  energy  hydro-energy  jobs 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Airbus Helicopters Canada Expands Production Facility In Fort Erie, Ontario - Area Development
Airbus Helicopters Canada, formerly called Eurocopter Canada, will add a new production line at its Fort Erie, Ontario production facility, creating approximately 40 highly-skilled manufacturing jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  ontario  canada  central-canada  area-development-news  aerospace  location-canada  jobs  manufacturing 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Argosy Networks Plans Toronto, Canada, Data Center - Area Development
Argosy Networks Corp., a data center co-location services provider, will establish a 40,000 square-foot data center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
economic-development  site-selection  toronto  ontario  central-canada  data-centers  location-canada  canada  area-development-news 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
UPS Opens Temperature Controlled Distribution Facility In Burlington, Ontario, Canada - Area Development
Canada celebrated its expanded healthcare distribution network, with the opening of the UPS state-of-the-art, 200,000 square foot, cold storage-temperature controlled distribution facility at its Burlington, Ontario, campus.
economic-development  site-selection  UPS  location-canada  ontario  distribution-facility  area-development-news  pharmaceuticals  healthcare  central-canada 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Nova Chemicals Expands Production-Upgrades Facilities In Southwestern Ontario, Canada - Area Development Online
Nova Chemicals plans to invest $300 million to expand production and upgrade its facilities in the Lambton-Sarnia region of southwestern Ontario, Canada.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  ontario  canada  location-canada  chemicals-industry 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
A Snowier Silicon Valley in BlackBerry’s Backyard -
Unlike some cities that suffered when a big local business faltered, as Rochester did with Kodak and Xerox, BlackBerry’s backyard of Waterloo still bubbles with economic energy.
high-tech  around-the-web  innovation-hubs  ontario  location-canada 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Cisco and the Province of Ontario Collaborate to Create Global Research And Development Hub - Area Development Online
Cisco Canada and the Province of Ontario signed a 10-year agreement that will see the firm establish a $4 billion global research and development hub in the east-central part of the country.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  location-canada  research&development  canada  ontario  cisco 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Cloud IT Infrastructure firm, Savvis, Plans Toronto, Canada, Data Center - Area Development Online
Savvis, a CenturyLink company and global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for businesses, plans to expand its presence in Canada with the opening of a new data center in the Toronto region next summer.
economic-development  site-selection  data-centers  cloud-solutions  toronto  ontario  canada  location-canada 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Finland-Based Steel Company Enters North American Market, Opening Headquarters In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, And Toronto, Canada - Area Development Online
A Finnish-based steel company, Ruuki, launched itself into the North American market with the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Canadian headquarters in Toronto, Canada.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  headquarters  location-usa  fdi  north-america  pittsburgh  toronto  Pennsylvania  ontario  steel-industry 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Medical marijuana grow-op strikes deal at Smiths Falls’ former Hershey plant - Ottawa Citizen
Remnants of the chocolate business still linger in the old Hershey plant in Smiths Falls. Mixing machinery, “Hershey Canada” signage, and a still-functioning rail car tractor are scattered throughout the more than 470,000 square-foot facility. But for the first time since the factory shut its doors in 2008, a new business may occupy one of its eight buildings. If approved by Health Canada, medical marijuana supplier Tweed Inc. of Ottawa will transform the factory’s distribution centre into a hydroponic hub, the town’s mayor Dennis Staples confirmed Wednesday.
this-week-235  food-industry  canada  around-the-web  ontario  site-selection  medical-marijuana  medical-industry 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Google Adopts 7 New Tech Hubs in North America - Mashable
Google is adopting a number of tech hubs across North America, and the locations may surprise you. The new network will include seven initial partners, none of which operate in traditional tech hotspots like San Francisco, New York or Austin, Texas. Instead, the founding members of Google's new Tech Hub Network include 1871 (Chicago, Ill.), American Underground (Durham, N.C.), Coco (Minneapolis, Minn.), Communitech (Waterloo, Ontario), Galvanize (Denver, Colo.), Grand Circus (Detroit, Mich.) and Nashville Entrepreneur Center (Nashville, Tenn.).
innovation-hubs  durham  google  colorado  ontario  this-week-232  startup  business-incubators  waterloo  north-carolina  michigan  minnesota  around-the-web  minneapolis  denver  high-tech  detroit 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Canada Has Talent. How Do You Attract It? - The Globe and Mail
Younger workers, however, will ultimately determine the future of companies such as Coca-Cola. “One of the things we found out, particularly with millennials, is that they want meaningful work,” Ms. White says. “A social connection to the organization is incredibly important.”
labor  canada  around-the-web  toronto  coca-cola  ontario  workforce  location-canada  matt  this-week-231 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Air Canada Opens $60 Million Control Center In Brampton, Ontario - Area Development Online
Air Canada opened its new $60 million, 75,000 square foot, global Operations Centre in Brampton, Ontario, where 400 employees will oversee airline operations. The carrier said its newly designed control center is expected to significantly improve its operational capabilities.
aerospace  brampton  jobs  ontario  economic-development  site-selection  location-canada 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Ford Invests $700 Million Into Its Oakville, Ontario, Manufacturing Facility - Area Development Online
Ford will invest $700 million into its Oakville, Ontario, production and manufacturing campus, a move that the firm said will secure 2,800 jobs. The car company, nicknamed Blue Oval, will also bring several new global vehicle models to the plant.
manufacturing  jobs  automotive-industry  canada  ontario  economic-development  site-selection  location-canada  ford  matt 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Toyotetsu Canada Begins Third Phase Of Expansion In Norfolk County, Ontario - Area Development Online
Toyotetsu Canada Inc. is moving forward with the third phase of its expansion plan to increase the size and capacity of its Simcoe based manufacturing facility in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada. Phase 3 expansion will add approximately 117,500 square feet of manufacturing space. The addition will also create a significant number of new jobs, both in administration and manufacturing positions.
manufacturing  jobs  automotive-industry  canada  ontario  economic-development  site-selection  location-canada  matt 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Ontario invests $50 million in new venture capital fund - IT Business
More governments in Canada seem to be dipping their toes into the venture capital business. The most recent to test the waters is the Province of Ontario, which said Tuesday that it’s investing up to $50 million in a venture capital fund.
capital-access  economic-development-news  this-week-208  canada  around-the-web  venturecapital  international-location-reports  ontario  location-canada 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
General Motors Canada Invests $250 Million To Expand Ingersoll, Ontario Plant - Area Development Online
General Motors Canada will invest $250 million in the CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, to install flexible body shop equipment and tooling for future vehicle production. Construction is expected to begin in the coming weeks.
manufacturing  automotive-industry  general-motors  ontario  economic-development  site-selection  location-canada 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Cross Country Manufacturing Opens Trailer Manufacturing Facility In Blenheim, Ontario - Area Development Online
Cross Country Manufacturing opened its new trailer manufacturing facility in Blenheim, Ontario, at a former 120,000 square foot manufacturing facility that had been empty since 2008.
manufacturing  automotive-industry  canada  ontario  economic-development  site-selection  location-canada  matt 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Canadian Officials Contribute Millions To Assist Toyota In Bringing Lexus Hybrid Production To Ontario - Area Development Online
Ontario, Canada government officials will invest almost $16.9 million, through the province’s Strategic Jobs and Investment Fund, to assist Toyota in production of the Lexus RX450h hybrid sport utility vehicles at its Cambridge, Ontario, plant, with plans to create 400 jobs.
jobs  automotive-industry  canada  taxes-incentives  ontario  economic-development  site-selection  matt  toyota 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Ottawa Dangles $250-Million Fund to Urge Volkswagen to Look North - The Globe and Mail
The federal government is ready to offer financial incentives as part of a pitch to get Volkswagen AG to locate some manufacturing in Canada.
automotive-industry  canada  around-the-web  ottawa  ontario  taxes-incentives  this-week-199  matt  volkswagen 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Waterloo, Ontario, Morphs Into Magnet for Tech Start-Ups -
Waterloo boasted 302 new technology-focused start-ups last year, according to Communitech, a local nonprofit that supports entrepreneurs. That dwarfs the 85 companies that New York think tank Urban Futures figures opened their doors in the Big Apple last year.
around-the-web  This-Week-186  high-tech  industry-clusters  silicon-valley  ontario  canada  location-canada 
october 2012 by areadevelopment
Insight: Food Glorious Food - Martin Prosperity Institute
In a recent Martin Prosperity Institute report on Ontario’s rural creative economy, it was discussed how economic challenges relating to lower education rates, lower visible minority populations and lower average incomes are hurting many small towns, making it difficult to attract highly skilled creative workers and occupations.
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september 2012 by areadevelopment
Waterloo, Ontario, Canadian Tech Town, Feels BlackBerry's Decline - AP via Huff Post
With more than $2 billion in cash, bankruptcy for RIM seems highly unlikely in the near term, but these are troubling times for Waterloo, Ontario, the town of 100,000 that was transformed by the BlackBerry into Canada's Silicon Valley.
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june 2012 by areadevelopment

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