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June 24, 2020, 02:00 PM

Growing in Canada, Eh! - Demystifying our Neighbours to the North

A talk by Matthew Johnson
Director of Investment Attraction & Marketing, Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation

The Metro Detroit region expands across 139-square-miles (360-square-km) and encompasses half-a-dozen counties with a population totaling approximately 4.3 million people. This size provides entrepreneurs with a massive domestic opportunity for growth and scale up, in a city that is undergoing a renaissance. The domestic opportunity is great, but did you realize, that less then a mile from Downtown Detroit, you have access to the World? Setting up an operation in Windsor-Essex, Ontario, Canada your company can truly be considered an international business. Having a Canadian business identity allows access to a new and global workforce, three levels of government funding and incentives, and a new marketplace that immediately offers 40 million Canadian customers and can grow to billions with the help of Canada’s trade agreements.

In the session ‘Growing in Canada, Eh! - Demystifying your Neighbours to the North’ you will learn from a team of experts in cross-border economic development and hear from companies that have driven south to set up operations in Windsor-Essex, Ontario, Canada.

Moderator: Matthew Johnson, Windsor Essex Economic Development

Panelists: J.P. Karam Labour and Employment Lawyer at Willis Law Windsor-Essex Khizer Hayat, Chief Innovation Officer, IFIVEO CANADA INC Bekim Merdita, Vice President Market Development, Edison Financial Yvonne Pilon, CEO, We Tech Alliance


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