Yahoo! Windsor Essex Makes Top 10 List

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Yahoo! Windsor Essex Makes Top 10 List

This entire issue is dedicated to small businesses and the people who run them, just in time for “Small Business Month” in October. And I cant think of a better way to kick start our tribute to small business than with a bit of good news!

In early September, Site Selection magazine recognized Windsor Essex in the “Top 10 for Best Locations in Canada for Investment.” The region was joined by: Calgary Economic Development; City of Mississauga Economic Development; Montreal International; Invest Ottawa; Quebec International; Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority; Toronto Global; Vancouver Economic Commission and Waterloo Economic Development Corporation.

The Canada’s Best Award was received by the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation (WE EDC) on behalf of the Windsor Essex region.

It’s an honour to receive this award on behalf of the Windsor Essex region,” says Stephen MacKenzie, CEO of WE EDC. “To be recognized among the Best Places in Canada to invest is an outstanding achievement and speaks volumes about our region’s exceptional position for economic growth and business development. It’s also a privilege to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Locations for Investment by a third party such as Site Selection magazine, who is known as a trusted advisor to corporations, government, investment and economic development agencies around the world.”

Significant projects in the September article referenced Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing Ltd., Canadian Salt and Stratus Plastics.

Site Selection magazine is an international publication that is recognized as the leading publication in corporate real estate, facility planning, location analysis and foreign direct investment. You can read the 2017 Canada’s Best Location report posted here:

In 2011, 2014 and 2015 Site Selection’s Annual Canadian Ranking recognized the Windsor Essex region with awards within the categories of Top 10 Canadian Economic Development Groups and Canada’s Best Locations for Investment. Visit: to see other notable past recognition the area has received.

With so many challenges in business these days, coming from things out of our control like flooding disasters, high energy costs and sky-rocketing expenses on gas or even from your suppliers, we all must prepare to do battle to fight another day and stretch those dollars as much as possible.

Whereas there are a few industries profiting from work due to the flood (the most recent setback), most of us are in the same boat of making sure all the bills are paid and holding onto all the customers we have. So when encouraging news happens, we can hopefully see the bigger picture.

Being in the “Top 10 for Best Locations in Canada for Investment” points entrepreneurs (past and new) in the right direction to help the Windsor Essex business community survive well into the future.

So this Thanksgiving, we need to be thankful for all that we have. And everything our region can and will be a great place to invest, work and live.

Deborah Jones

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Deborah Jones – Publisher of Biz X Magazine Deborah Jones graduated from the University of Windsor with an Honours Degree in Communication Studies and was employed at two other local magazines shortly after for a few years learning all she could about writing, advertising, public relations and more. She made the jump in 1998 to go out on her own to publish Biz X magazine and has worked in the publishing industry since 1990. In 2007, she earned the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from the Windsor & District Chamber of Commerce. To date, she is the ONLY woman so far to receive this award. In 2013, she received one of the first “Windsor Women of the Year” awards from the Ladies Exclusive Alliance. Her most recent achievement is a “2016 Vocational Service Award” from the Rotary Club of Windsor Roseland. Deborah is proud to live in Windsor and truly cares about each and every business and strives to make Windsor Essex the best place to live, work and play.