Advanced Manufacturing

Robust Growth Potential and Lower Business Costs

Gain access to highly-skilled talent, leading-edge technology and progressive infrastructure that drives competitiveness and productivity.

A Hub of Manufacturing Innovation

Ontario East’s advanced manufacturing sector is a key driver of innovation and growth in the region, with a strong focus on clean technology and sustainability. Leverage the region’s strategic location, competitive business costs and supportive ecosystem to accelerate your business success.

Join the Thriving and Lucrative Advanced Manufacturing Sector in Eastern Ontario

New and emerging technologies benefit from the support of the advanced manufacturing supply chain.

Benefit from knowledge flows, access to skilled workers, training resources and strong regional suppliers.

Research and development expertise available across the region, with incentives and opportunities to advance development.

Key partners, customers and resources are located in close geographic proximity.

Access to skilled and affordable talent.

By the Numbers

Number of people employed in manufacturing industries across the region.
Students enrolled in engineering, maths and science disciplines.
Number of internationally renowned post-secondary institutions in the region.
Number of communities within the Ontario East region.

Costs to Operate Are Lower Here

Eastern Ontario's competitive advantage lies in its lower operational costs, from affordable real estate to cost-effective labour and utilities.
View the Ontario East-Advanced Manufacturing Operating Costs Report (2022)

Discover Your Ideal Location

Find Available Properties

Explore opportunities in Eastern Ontario that provide strategic locations, modern amenities, and scalability for your growing business needs.

Honestly, we are not lacking for anything here. There is an advantage to being located where we are with respect to transportation. Since we have so much business with the U.S., and we’re so close to the border, we have a truck scheduled every day to go back and forth to the border. That means it’s very inexpensive to ship to the U.S.

Richard Timmons, President
Guildline Industries

Looking for some assistance?

Discover how Ontario East Economic Development’s knowledgeable team can guide you through site selection, provide access to a skilled workforce, and offer specialized support to propel your organization forward.

  • Resource accessibility
  • Access to market information
  • Tailored support with R&D, training and fabrication

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