• Ottawa: a thriving technology hub and a great place to do business

    Spotlight

    When Swedish multi-national Syntronic arrived in Ottawa to open its first North American R&D facility late last year, Invest Ottawa delivered. Thanks to their help, Syntronic's president, Hans Molin, found office space, conducted 100 interviews, hired 30 employees, filed all of the necessary legal paperwork and permits, enrolled his children into schools, hockey and ballet lessons and found a home for his family, all within just 72 hours.
  • Emmy win for FileCatalyst shocks Ontario developer Unlimi-Tech Software

    Case study

    Shocked and excited is how Unlimi-Tech Software CEO and co-founder Chris Bailey describes his reaction to the announcement last January that the small Ottawa-based company had won one of North America's most prestigious television awards.
  • Mercer reports cost of living in U.S., Chinese cities continue to rise while costs in Canada decline

    Spotlight

    Mercer's annual cost of living report ranks 207 cities across five continents, comparing costs of more than 200 items in each location, including: housing, transportation, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment. This year's report details a rise in costs across U.S. and Chinese cities, while Canadian locations became relatively more affordable.
  • R&D strength makes Ontario, Canada a launching pad for Syntronic's move into North and South America

    Case study

    With operations throughout Europe, Asia and Africa, the Swedish electronics and software design firm Syntronic knew it needed to establish a North American presence. When it came time to create an R&D centre to serve customers throughout the Western Hemisphere, Syntronic found the right engineering talent and business climate in Ottawa, Ontario.

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