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What We Can Offer You
We have a First Rate Multi-Modal Transportation System
We understand that bio-based businesses require extensive supplies of raw material by water or rail, with great need to ship trans-border. After all, time is money, and bio-businesses desperately need cost effective multi-modal transportation to move product quickly, safely and efficiently. In addition to having an experienced manufacturing work force, Port Colborne's multi-modal transportation network by water, truck, rail or air places your business at a competitive advantage, and can assist you in moving large volumes of raw materials and finished product through the world famous Welland Canal.
A Plentiful Agricultural Supply
The Niagara agricultural industry is one source of an abundant supply and additional supply is available in bulk from waterways. Located in Niagara's southern tier, and in close proximity to major agricultural producers, Port Colborne has all the advantages of getting you the agricultural supply when you need it.
An Abundance of Clean Water
Unlike other jurisdictions, Port Colborne's Carbohydrate Valley has access to an abundant supply of clean water which is a major consideration in many bio-processing industries. This is one main reason why Port Colborne is fast becoming the key cluster for bio-technology processing firms in Ontario.
A Strategic Border Location
Port Colborne has a strategic border location and access to North American markets with more than 150 million customers within one day's drive. In fact, $2.5 trillion of the continent's consumer income can be reached within hours of Port Colborne. Carbohydrate Valley is a prime location for international companies, allowing them to reach the North American consumers more directly.
A Strong Manufacturing Workforce
Within one of the most renowned tourism areas in Canada, Port Colborne offers all the services for the primary processing industry. Over sixty manufacturing firms call Port Colborne home and over 60% of the work force work in the manufacturing sector, making it one of the most highly industrialized areas of the Province. Other household food industry firms also call Port Colborne home, amongst them Archer Daniels Midland and Pinty's Delicious Foods.
For more information or further assistance, please contact:
Economic Development Officer
City of Port Colborne
66 Charlotte Street
Port Colborne ON L3K 3C8
Tel: 905-835-2900 ext 502
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