London: When the world is looking for possibilities, they come to London, Canada
London is located along the busiest NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) superhighway in North America. The 400-series highways carry $1.5 billion in trade every day and provide London access to more than 150 million consumers within a one-day drive.
London’s industrial lands, located close to the 401-402 corridor, are fully serviced, shovel-ready, and available at $75,000 per acre with no industrial development charges
Due to easy access to raw materials and transportation options, London is a preferred location for manufacturing and has one of the largest food and beverage processing clusters in Canada
The London International airport offers 24 hour air cargo services. Direct flights from the airport to several centres of commerce in Canada and North America contribute to enhanced connectivity
Home to leading post-secondary institutions: Western University, Fanshawe College and College Boreal
World renowned research facilities including Robarts, Lawson, CSTAR call London home
Manufacturing (automotive, clean tech, defence) -
With close to 30,000 people, advanced manufacturing continues to be a significant employer in London’s economy. Leading companies such as 3M, Brose, and General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada have manufacturing facilities in London. Recent investments in 401/402 corridor, industrial lands, R&D facilities as well as skills training are some of the ways London is building the right infrastructure for manufacturers. MORE...
London is increasingly being recognized as one of North America’s prominent hubs for food and beverage processing. From Labatt’s starting a hometown brewery in 1847, to Dr. Oetker opening its first North American frozen pizza plant in 2014, London has had a rich history in agri-food. London’s location in the heart of southwestern Ontario provides easy access to Canada’s agricultural farm belt where companies can source a wide variety of raw materials and ingredients. MORE....
Digital Creative -
The city’s Digital Creative sector has been built on innovative local start-up ventures finding a niche market and growing into successful Canadian and global players. London’s talented digital creative labour force has more than 8,000 employees representing three per cent of our total labour force. MORE....