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Along this 400 kilometre corridor
Is North America's Automotive Powerhouse
With 350 innovative parts manufacturers... five of the world's top automakers... and 90,000 skilled workers producing more than 2 million vehicles annually... Ontario IS North America's automotive powerhouse. But... it's not just about today... we're also driving the future.
Provost and Vice President Academic
Vehicle technology is changing at the moment, probably more quickly than it has since the early part of the twentieth century when vehicles were just being developed.
AGS Automotive & Tiercon Corp
The whole thrust of innovation in Ontario that's supported through our universities, through our research institutions, really drive innovation and collaboration and that really gives us a competitive advantage.
A lower combined tax rate than Ohio, Texas, Georgia and California
Lower business costs than France, the U.S., Germany or Japan.
Some of the most generous R&D tax credits in the world
That advantage is fueled by a supportive environment... including a lower combined tax rate than Ohio, Texas, Georgia and California... lower business costs than France, the U.S., Germany or Japan... and some of the most generous R&D tax credits in the world.
Dana - Power Technologies Group
The Ontario government has made it easy to do business in Ontario. For example, the strategic jobs initiative funds allows for both things like product development and funding of capital and training of the employees for the manufacturing side of these new products.
Executive Vice President
Hino Motors Canada, Ltd
We have to talk about income taxes — and Ontario, combined with the federal government, is one of the lowest tax jurisdictions in North America and that plays a significant role.
And they're very supportive and very proactive with developing and implementing new technology in Ontario as well as developing the opportunity to manufacture those technologies.
Corporate Manager, Government Programs, Energy & Research
It has facilitated many of the abilities for us to move forward with technology. It's also allowed us to be more collaborative in nature with our existing partners, not only in the public research sector, but also in the private research sector.
8 World Class Universities
24 Respected Colleges
30 Auto-Focused Public Research Facilities
Thousands of World-Leading Researchers
Leading-Edge Manufacturing Capabilities
University of Ontario
Institute of Technology
A highly skilled and educated workforce, 30 public research facilities, thousands of world-leading researchers and leading-edge manufacturing capabilities have put Ontario at the forefront of vehicle innovation developing the advanced components, processes and powertrains of tomorrow.
A company coming to invest in automotive research in Ontario, first of all, gets access to some of the best universities in the world, some of the brightest and most intelligent research scientists and engineers.
One of the universities in Ontario networks with all the universities across Canada for automotive programs. And we can tap into the R&D across Canada with all these other universities just by utilizing that one contact in Ontario.
We use the local university and community colleges to develop engineers to support product development and manufacturing engineering. We also have a relationship with community colleges to support skilled trades development.
The people that we can hire are first rate. They're extremely well educated, they're extremely well motivated and they're hard workers.
So you get depth of knowledge across multiple tiers and what that does is it allows specialization and unique skills and processes that are easily put together and I think Ontario's actually the envy of many jurisdictions in the world because of the cluster and core competence that we have across an entire supply base.
Ontario also boasts an advanced transportation infrastructure, including 15 road, rail and marine border crossings with the U.S., and five international airports - giving easy access to North American suppliers and customers and sameday access to global markets.
Chief Executive Office
The key to success is to produce the highest quality, lowest cost product, and just-in-time is a big integral part of that. You have to bring what our customer needs, when they need it.
Ontario has some definite benefits in the automotive industry. Our proximity to our customers allows us to deliver on a daily JIT basis.
Ontario is very well situated in the North American environment and it has ready access to foreign countries.
The ability to deliver on time to a number of different clients and customers around this continent is paramount to being successful for us.
You put all those things together, this is a fabulous place in which to invest in the automotive industry.
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