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Buy WindsorEssex Key Sector Database

The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation (Development Corporation) has designed a tool called "Buy WindsorEssex Key Sector Database", for our local businesses to highlight their capabilities and promote their products. With over 20,000 page views per month, local businesses can benefit from high visibility, no cost for use, and an instant global presence! Windsor-Essex is a business friendly place to be, and we want the whole world to see that we have what it takes to get the job done!

The Buy WindsorEssex Key Sector Database provided visitors and registrants free access to a unique and award winning tool that allows anyone to search the capabilities of our Agri-business, and Information and Communication Technology, Manufacturing, sectors.


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Windsor-Essex has one of Canada's longest growing seasons - 212 days per year. It is home to North American's largest greenhouse industry, with over 1,700 acres under glass, and 328,000 acres of farmland. Our farmers work side by side with our region's vast agri-business supply chain; from packagers to processors, bottlers to brewers, our agri-business sector has a workforce of over 10,000 strong. It's official. Good things grow in Windsor-Essex Ontario! Search the Buy WindsorEssex Agri-Business Sector Database to find out more about our extensive agri-business sector.

Information and Communication Technology

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Innovative local start-up ventures that found a niche market and grew into successful Canadian and global players helped build the Windsor-Essex Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. There are over 250 firms in the Windsor-Essex region involved in the ICT sector. As ICT is our fastest growing sector, the Development Corporation is very proud to offer the WindsorEssex ICT Sector Database. We hope it offers better visibility to our ICT sector, and lets other businesses know that the technology they need to succeed is only a click away.


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Manufacturing is the largest sector in Windsor-Essex by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employment. It has long been a key driver of the local economy, with innovative companies, superior technology, exceptional performance and high-quality products. Considered pioneers and leading edge, our companies have gained international recognition throughout the following 5 sectors:

  • Automotive
  • Agriculture
  • Aerospace
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Health care industries.

The Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing at St. Clair College and the University of Windsor's Centre of Engineering Innovation support our advanced manufacturing sector academically. This ensures that in Windsor-Essex, we don't just manufacture great products, we manufacture great minds! Search the Buy WindsorEssex Manufacturing Sector Database to learn more.