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Invest Sault Ste. Marie

Top 10 Reasons

Sault Ste. Marie is a great place to do business for a number of reasons. For starters, international consultant KPMG ranked it as one of the top communities in Ontario and top 10 globally for competitiveness in there 2016 Competitive Alternatives Study.

For businesses, Sault Ste. Marie offers:

  1. Lower business operating costs – Ranked 10th globally for competitiveness among 111 cities in KPMG’s 2016 Competitive Alternatives study
  2. Strategic location. We are located at the centre point of Canada, on the USA border between Lake Superior and Lake Huron
  3. Efficient and diverse multi-modal transportation systems including rail, highway, marine and air (direct access to major international airport hubs)
  4. A non-disruptive and efficient border point to the United States via Interstate 75 (I-75) and quick access to the Trans-Canada Highway
  5. Excellent logistics and manufacturing infrastructure, with direct access to all major fibre optic networks
  6. Cutting-edge forestry research, expertise and operating capacity to access bio-resources
  7. Updated zoning bylaws improve local development and allow appropriate zoning to accommodate new businesses and help diversify the local economy
  8. Government incentives in areas such as technology, innovation, training, site acquisition, infrastructure and manufacturing
  9. Highly-skilled and technical workforce at competitive labour costs, along with three modern post-secondary institutions
  10. Superb quality of life, with affordable living, 10-minute commutes and just 15-minutes to nature