Prosperity and Growth Strategy for Northern Ontario
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A plan for economic development, inclusiveness and success

NATIONAL PRIORITIES

TECHNOLOGY

COMPANIES

COMMUNITIES

PRIORITIES FOR NORTHERN ONTARIO

Supporting Innovation

Expand and strengthen the regional innovation ecosystems to support competitive businesses and clean growth

Growing Companies

Enhance the delivery of supports for business start-ups, scale-ups and clusters to grow competitive companies and stimulate economic growth

Building Stronger Communities

Help communities better respond to opportunities and challenges

AREAS OF COLLABORATIVE ACTION

Expand regional ecosystems and clusters

Support competitive businesses reach new markets

Build the economic development capacity of rural and Indigenous communities

Expand access to capital opportunities

Invest in potential growth sectors

Invest in key community and regional infrastructure

Strengthen linkages

Develop and grow Indigenous businesses and women entrepreneurship

Develop an attraction and retention strategy for Northern Ontario

Increase support for incubators, accelerators and innovation hubs

Leverage employment opportunities for a bilingual workforce

Focus youth and skills programs to address gaps

WHAT WE WILL ACHIEVE

More businesses exporting products and services

More professional, science and tech-related jobs

More businesses developing and adopting technologies

More skilled and trade workers

More opportunities for Indigenous peoples and entreprises

Stronger communities better equipped to respond to opportunities

More opportunities for women entrepreneurs

Stronger innovation ecosystem that will accelerate business growth


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