Do Not Count Ontario Out

Blog, Trade, Les Routledge

This editorial from Saskatoon got me thinking about my experience in Ontario.

Far from being the basket economic case that is conveyed in the national media, my experience living and working in SW Ontario was one characterized by very innovative firms that figure out how to compete.  They responded to Free Trade by innovating and expanding sales to the US.  When the dollar was low, they figured out how to access European and other export markets.

While I am not there today, I am confident the competitive companies are now using the high dollar to purchase and install new equipment that will make them even more competitive.

As I stated recently to my colleagues, when it comes to starting a manufacturing business in Canada., SW Ontario is still be best location because of its cluster advantages.