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Federal government invests $200K in Invest WindsorEssex (IWE)

July 20, 2023
By Canadian Manufacturing

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Government of Canada supports Electric Vehicle and clean technology through investment

WINDSOR — On Jul. 19, Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), along with Irek Kusmierczyk, MP for Windsor-Tecumseh, announced a $200,000 -investment for Invest WindsorEssex (IWE) to support the long-term growth of the EV sector in the Windsor-Essex region.

Windsor-Essex and its surrounding communities are at the forefront of southern Ontario’s automotive sector. The shift towards EV and battery manufacturing is opening up many reported opportunities for existing suppliers in the region to meet the demand for parts and technologies that are essential for the production of EVs. It is also hopefully demonstrating to foreign businesses that southern Ontario and our strong workforce is the best destination to support the expansion of the automotive industry.

With this investment, IWE will help prepare 120 southern Ontario businesses to participate in the growing EV market. They will do this by identifying and preparing for new supply chain opportunities and building their workforces. IWE will develop and deliver at least eight new training workshops over the next two years. This support will help to ensure that Canadian companies have the talent they need to build their workforces and have the opportunity to contribute to this growing and important sector. This investment aims to build an end-to-end Canadian supply chain that helps Canadian workers, businesses and manufacturers remain competitive and successful in the automotive industry.

“Invest WindsorEssex is helping to ensure Canadian workers and businesses in southern Ontario are at the forefront of EV innovation and production. Strategic investments, like the one made today, are positioning Canada towards a thriving future in the electric vehicle sector while also creating good local jobs that will benefit communities for years to come,” said Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

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