Eastern Ontario is host to one of the Province's largest food clusters with a vibrant representation of companies making Ontario East their home: from an array of small specialty producers to large well established multinational firms.
Ontario’s food processing industry is thriving and Ontario East is a high-value and low-cost place to do business. A strong economic partnership among food manufacturers, educational institutions and local economic development offices helps to keep the area’s food processing industry strong and highly productive.
Food quality buildings and site certified, investment ready lands are available at costs much lower than other major centres.
Ontario East provides for a full range of support related services including research and development, training programs and equipment fabrication.
Strategically located in the heart of the eastern North American market, in close proximity to three of Canada's largest markets – Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal with easy border access to US and international markets.
The food processing industry in Eastern Ontario is supported by a strong supply chain with access to raw materials along with warehousing, specialist logistics and cold storage providers, as well as packaging services.
Eastern Ontario is a centre for research and development with world-class educational institutions specializing in food and agriculture with related science and an innovative technology cluster.