Ontario is a global hub for food and beverage manufacturing.

 


Transcript:

[A series of interview clips is shown, intercut with footage from manufacturing facilities and other locations around Ontario. The interview subjects each represent a company that benefits from operating in Ontario.]
 
NARRATOR:
Ontario is the place for companies to succeed in the agri-food sector. Ontario's strategic location provides access to global markets, high quality inputs, extensive infrastructure and an innovative business environment.
 
Ontario is one of North America's largest and most significant food and beverage manufacturing sectors.
 
ARNOLD DRUNG, CONESTOGA MEATS:
We're in an excellent location in North America. We have significant markets within a relatively close driving distance so it makes it very easy for us then to get our product to market.
 
NARRATOR:
Choose Ontario: your strategic location for investment and trade. Enter a 19-trillion dollar market. Enjoy open access to customers across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico through an extensive transportation infrastructure.
 
ED HOLIK, WESTON FOODS:
Ontario's very beneficial for us to operate in. It's close to our major customers in Canada and in the U.S.
 
NARRATOR:
Ontario has the right ingredients, producing over 200 agricultural commodities.
 
WALTER MUELLER JR, SPRINGER'S MEATS:
We have everything we need locally, here. For us it's fantastic that we have anything from raw materials to packaging materials, boxes, anything you need, as well as transport.
 
[Footage from a sugar processing facility is shown]
 
NARRATOR:
Sugar is an important ingredient for many food manufacturers. Companies in Ontario have access to low raw sugar prices.
 
JONATHAN BAMBERGER, REDPATH SUGAR:
We can buy sugar relatively anywhere in the world at competitive prices. And so we tend to have much, much lower costs of sugar than the U.S. manufacturers would.
 
NARRATOR:
Source the people to power your food manufacturing business in Ontario.
 
ANNE-MARIE RENAUD, PEPSICO FOODS CANADA:
If you have a business in Ontario, you have access to a highly talented workforce. Being staffed for success is a priceless advantage for any organization.
 
[Footage of universities and laboratories is shown.]
 
NARRATOR:
Our leading universities and colleges are doing cutting-edge work in agri-food science and research.
 
ANGELO KARR, PRIDE PAK:
Ontario's a great place to be as far as innovation goes. We could focus in on our customer's needs and develop innovative products, or lines, or machinery that'll allow us to supply them with exactly what they need.
 
NARRATOR:
Get more for your money; the combined federal-provincial corporate tax rate is one of the lowest in North America.
 
ROSS BELL, CLUB COFFEE:
Business costs in Ontario are competitive. And they certainly allow us to be competitive with most markets in the US - which is a distinct advantage as a large portion of our customers are there.
 
NARRATOR:
Ontario: we have the recipe for success. We have the location, inputs, infrastructure and business environment.
 
[TITLE: Ontario, Canada: your next big idea]
 
NARRATOR:
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