A designated Foreign Trade Zone - a single point of access to resources and information relating to programs that relieve duties, tariffs and taxes for businesses engaged in importing and exporting.
Centrally located in Southwestern Ontario and is situated on major highway, rail, water, and air corridors, providing global access to move people and products.
Accessible from the Blue Water Bridge which connects Highway 402 with U.S. Interstates I-69 and I-94 in Port Huron, Michigan. This is Canada's second-busiest crossing for commercial traffic with over 1.5 million trucks and $42.2 billion in road trade annually, translating to over 4,400 trucks each day carrying $116 million in goods.
Home to Lambton College, an applied research institution whose strength in research and innovation ranks them as the #1 research college in Ontario, and #4 overall across Canada. Nearby post-secondary institutions include Western University, University of Windsor, University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Guelph, as well as Fanshawe College and St. Clair College.
A diverse economic area with a strong foundation in advanced manufacturing, petrochemical and refining, agriculture, plastics and rubber manufacturing, cleantech/energy, and ITC. Local companies include Imperial Oil, NOVA Chemicals, Origin Materials, TODA Advanced Materials, Cargill and SNC-Lavalin.
Sarnia offers services for investors, including assistance with planning and development approvals, providing demographic and community information, and coordinating introductions with municipal officials and local suppliers.