Did You Know?
Essex County was first settled by French colonists over two hundred years ago and has a long history as a farming and manufacturing area.
The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation conducts presentations for a wide array of audiences on a regular basis. Touching on issues ranging from our Regional identity, to our economy, to our location advantage, these presentations contain great summaries of important information and facts that define the Windsor-Essex Region.
CBSA Seminar - March 16, 2011
Know the Rules: Prevent Business Disruption by Learning CIC Foreign Worker and Business Visitor Regulations.
On March 16, 2011 the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation (WEEDC) hosted a seminar called Know the Rules: Prevent Business Disruption by Learning CIC Foreign Worker and Business Visitor Regulations. The seminar was spurred by reports of difficulties in crossing the border from the US into Canada by customers, technicians and service workers. In the presentations and relevant documentation, you will find some guidelines to help your colleagues be prepared for the border and their entry into Canada. There are also sample letters for your company to provide to your US counterparts for their trip into Canada, and for them to have completed by their employer prior to crossing the border including a checklist of information that they should be able to provide to the Border Services Officer at the point of entry.
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Export USA webinar series from The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service now has all 16 webinars covering everything from transportation logistics and tax advice to contracting with sales reps and distributors available online and on-demand, free of charge through their Virtual Trade Commissioner (VTC) online service. In order to view the webinars you must be registered with the VTC. Please click here to register
The VTC is your personal online gateway to a world of insight and information on international business. The VTC can help you:
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NSERC Engage Seminar - November 2, 2010
On November 2, 2010 the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the University of Windsor and the National Research Council hosted the NSERC Engage Seminar. The focus of the seminar was to introduce researchers to companies who need help, providing an overview of each researcher's capabilities and experience in order to facilitate matchmaking between interested companies and available researchers.
Automotive Foreign Direct Investment Forum - September 23, 2010
Key stakeholders in the region, were invited to attend a forum to learn about the FDI initiatives of senior government and how foreign companies made the decision to invest in southern Ontario. They also had the opportunity to participate in discussions aimed at identifying regional strengths and synergies that can be used to attract FDI to all communities within the Ontario Automotive Communities Alliance.
The Ontario Automotive Communities Alliance is made up of the following economic development organizations:
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Mr. Guido Broche, BASF (Presentation Coming Soon)
Stakeholder Engagement Session - March 24, 2010
The leadership at the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation has determined the time is right to revisit the strategic plan to determine if the focus needs to be recalibrated and if the targeted industry growth sectors are aligned with the economic realities in the national and international context. In addition, the WEEDC believes the strategic plan concept needs to be expanded to focus on a broader roadmap for the economic development for the Windsor-Essex Region. The presentation below was viewed at the Stakeholder Engagement Session held on March 24, 2010 at the Ciociaro Club.
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Government Procurement Seminar - February 23, 2010
Global economic change has impacted industry in unprecedented ways. Suppliers must adapt and evolve to succeed. In this complimentary seminar, brought to you by the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation, the Ontario Government and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, speakers presented actionable information on contracting with Ontario and Federal governments, defense contracting in Canada and the USA, and support programs for industry.
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Mexico: A World of Opportunities for the Automotive Sector Seminar
On Friday, June 19th, 2009 the WEDC partnered with the EDC and Government of Ontario to bring you a seminar on Mexico: A World of Opportunities for the Automotive Sector. We addressed surviving the auto crisis by doing business with Mexico. Mexican shops don't have the know-how, the tooling or the equipment to efficiently serve the automotive industry. Ontario is seen as a key partner. Learn about the many opportunities for the manufacturing/automotive sector in Mexico.
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On May 12, 2009, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited brought supply chain experts to Windsor-Essex to explain how local manufacturers and service providers can become part of the CANDU project deployment via both life extensions of existing CANDU units for 30 or more years of service and new build reactors.
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Understanding ITAR and Export Controls for Canadian Manufacturers
On April 1st, 2009 the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation's Manufacturing Sector Committee in partnership with the Canadian Consulate in Philadelphia hosted a one-day seminar to discuss important topics for Canadian manufacturers wishing to break into the lucrative US defense and military markets.
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