Middlesex County: Ship Anywhere From Here

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Sparking a lot of investment interest these days.

Middlesex is a rich rural-urban landscape in the heart of southern Ontario, and boasts all the must haves for manufacturers looking to expand or upgrade facilities:

  • Prime location
  • Affordable land prices
  • Educated workforce
  • Multi-level government support
  • Desirable quality of life

Savvy corporations are already investing, building and benefiting from the outstanding opportunities in Middlesex.

Ship Anywhere from Here

Trucking – Reliable transportation connections keep products and services rolling down the 401 and 402 highways to destinations across the globe. U.S. deliveries from Middlesex have three border crossing options (Detroit/Windsor, Port Huron/ Sarnia and Buffalo/Fort Erie) all within a two-hour drive.

Train – Both Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railways crisscross the county.

Airplane – London International Airport is extremely convenient for cargo and people.

Freighter – Port access to shipping channels in the Great Lakes is only sixty minutes away.

Great companies will be in great company

The county’s economic development plan is perfectly suited to manufacturers looking to put down roots in one of its many business parks. Site ownership is a mix of private and municipal and the steady growth of new investment speaks volumes about how firms are responding to what they find.

Manufacturers already on board include Armatec Survivability (DaVinci Park), Catalent (Molnar Park), Ideal Pipe, Algonquin Bridge (Thorndale Park), and Dashwood Industries, has just announced the moving of its window & door showroom and manufacturing operation to Adelaide Metcalfe. Each company has its own reasons for making Middlesex home but the municipality’s business-friendly approach definitely comes into play.

The county’s most recent Ontario Investment Ready Certified Industrial Site (Glencoe) follows two other municipally owned sites that have undergone the same rigorous process. Companies primed to locate here can be confident that the upfront work of gathering property information;
mapping; and completing the environmental, heritage, archaeological and species assessments will reduce risk and advance their construction.

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Wrapping around the city of London (pop. 400,000+), Middlesex County has a growing population of over 71,500 residents. This proximity to Canada’s 11th largest market gives manufacturers access to established economic sectors. Also on the doorstep, are two large educators: Western University and Fanshawe College. Both institutions rank as leaders in research and public/private partnerships, while graduating more inventive and skilled potential employees eager to start their careers. In addition, Stats Canada markers (2016) identify Middlesex residents as possessing education levels higher than the national average.

It’s a Wonderful Life

Short commutes, traffic that moves, fresh air, safe spaces, many active living options, and access to world-class health- care are just part of the Middlesex appeal. There’s also the county’s rich offering of arts, entertainment, and culture and that create an amazing quality of life for families of all types. Now that’s an idyll.

The highway to investment success leads to Middlesex County.
For more information or looking to expand your business to Middlesex County please visit investinmiddlesex.ca