Ontario East’s advanced manufacturing supply chain supports a wide range of industries from traditional to new and emerging technologies including aerospace, automotive, medical devices, telecommunications, cleantech, greentech, energy, machinery and mining.
In Ontario East, key partners, customers and resources are located in close geographic proximity and benefit from regional knowledge flows, access to skilled workers, training resources and strong regional supplier and logistics networks, all with access to talent – both skilled and affordable.
Research & Development expertise is available across the region, with incentives and opportunities to advance product development.
Ontario East has an advanced manufacturing and materials cluster at the leading edge, with internationally renowned companies that are redefining manufacturing industries with their ground-breaking processes and products, while meeting the productivity, quality and cost reduction demands of competitive global markets.
Many new and long established manufacturers are succeeding in an Ontario East location and all are part of a steadily growing, tightly knit business support network facilitating commercialization, spin-off companies and technology development.
Over 42,000 people are employed in manufacturing industries across the region with an emerging workforce of over 15,300 students enrolled in engineering, maths and science disciplines and others trained in applied skills programs for trades and technology through twelve internationally renowned post-secondary institutions in the region.