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Doing Business in Northwestern Ontario

A strategic location in the centre of Canada, modern road, rail, air and water transportation connections, a clean natural environment and a reliable energy supply are just a few assets that make Northwestern Ontario an attractive business location.

Add rich natural resource industries in forestry and mining, emerging science & technology clusters, plus a highly skilled workforce, and it is clear why this region is the chosen base for some of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs and businesses.
Key value-added economic sectors in the region are diverse and include manufacturing, bio-medical, environmental, information technology, creative industries and tourism.

Various government funding programs and advisory services are available to assist industry and businesses with start-up, development, expansion and relocation projects. For detailed information see our Funding Resources page.

Whether you are a scientific start-up seeking laboratory space; a creative business which needs an inspirational work place; or a manufacturer needing a large industrial zone, Northwestern Ontario has it all.

If you require information about how to set up a business in Northwestern Ontario’s growing economy, about our investment opportunities or about the region's excellent business supports and resources, you'll find everything you need on this website.

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