Economic Development in Southern Ontario
Canada’s automotive sector is strong and uniquely positioned to design and build the cars of today and tomorrow, and our highly skilled workforce is the driving force behind it. Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced a combined FedDev Ontario contribution of more than $5 million to APAG Elektronik Corp. and Service Mold + Aerospace Inc. to develop and adopt innovative technologies, scale up and create good middle-class jobs. This announcement was made as he prepares to attend the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.
The province has announced grants of more than $3-million for 10 companies in the Windsor-Essex region to help fund innovation and job creation.
The Liberal government says the investments will create 178 jobs in the region and result in 384 jobs being retrained.
The money is coming from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund with the goal of getting local businesses to innovate, grow, and pursue new markets.