Gibbons Family Farm Maple Sugar House, see their Success Story below
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This week, Ontario East is in Cincinnati, Ohio attending the Site Selectors Guild 18th Annual Conference with Team Ontario. The conference is the Guild's marquee event with all 44 global Guild members in attendance. 

The cornerstone of the SSG Annual Conference is knowledge sharing, an interactive exchange of ideas and networking between the Guild members and economic developers and investment promotion professionals from around the world.  Click here   for more information regarding this premier event. 


Bonnie O'Neill and Lucy Medeiros
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Seminar: Working with Politicians and Partners
Registration Open

May 31 and  June 1 at the University of Waterloo-Stratford Campus

This two-day seminar explores how best to navigate political structures and how to leverage/engage/manage relationships with key political and external decision-makers.

Save the Date:

Annual Tri-Association High Performance Manufacturing Conference

Wednesday October 24, 2018 at the  Travelodge, Belleville

Call for Speakers:  Deadline for Submissions: May 30th 2018

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Craft Distillery Wins 4 Medals at the 1st Canadian Artisan Spirits Competition in Vancouver, B.C.

King's Lock Craft Distillery is pleased to announce they were awarded a medal for each of the four spirits they entered in the competition. A Gold medal was awarded to Canada's Whiskyjack Rye in the Young Whisky Class along with Silver to Prescott White Rye. Von Schoultz Vodka took Bronze in the Vodka Class. 1000 Islands Moonshine was awarded Silver in the Aged Spirit Class bringing home its second medal in the past year. In June 2017, 1000 Islands Moonshine won a Bronze medal in the International Spirit Competition in London England.
Canada's Competitive Advantages for Foreign Direct Investment

Canada is open for business and welcomes foreign investment
  • Canada ranks third in the G20 for doing business over the five-year period 2018-2022. Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
  • Canada is the easiest place to start a business in the G20. World Bank, Doing Business 2018
  • Canada attracted the most foreign direct investment (FDI) flows per capita in the G7 in 2007-2016. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • Canada has the highest FDI stock-to-GDP ratio in the G7 and among OECD countries. UNCTAD, 2016
Click Here for the complete Fact Sheet
And click on Think Canada for Canada's key investment attributes and how they can be used in the development of your business cases for clients. 
success story.

Gibbons Family Farm Maple Sugar House 

Gibbons Family Farm Maple Sugar House is famous for its Canada Grade A Amber rich syrup collected from its 4,500 taps in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township
Maple sugar candy, maple lollipops and sugar pops, maple and cinnamon butter are all made on site and for sale in the farm's shop. New this year is maple popcorn. 
"We're known for being open year round and as a working sugar house where you can walk in the door and see us in action," says Sarah Gibbons.
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