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Mississauga - A Great Place for Business

Mississauga's slogan, "Leading today for tomorrow" says it all about our business strengths. Our strong local government, well educated talent pool and location in the heart of a major transportation network make it a prime choice for international companies.

Easy Access to Global Markets
• Within a day’s drive of North America’s richest markets with access to 164 million consumers
• Less than a 90-minute drive to the U.S. border
• Mississauga, Canada’s 6th largest city with a population of more than 730,000,is located within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with a population of more than 5.5 million
• Extensive network of 7 major highways & 2 principle railways
• Home to Canada’s largest airport – Toronto Pearson International with non-stop service to 180 destinations in 60 countries around the globe; 32 million passengers on more than 70 airlines
• Direct access to all lake ports & to the Atlantic Ocean via St. Lawrence Seaway

Premier Infrastructure for Business
• Well-maintained roads & major highways
• Extensive public transit system, 3rd largest in Ontario serving 45 million riders
• Commuter rail services and planned network of rapid transit
• Mississauga is 100% covered by wireless and wire line services and part of the best telecommunication networks in the world
• Hydro provided by Enersource Corporation has a substantially lower than average system outage than the Ontario average

Available Land & Buildings
• More than 9 361 ha (23,000 acres) of employment lands of which 1 017 ha (2,500 acres)
are still available for development within high quality, private sector business parks
• Nearly 153 million sq. ft. of existing industrial buildings
• Nearly 24 million sq. ft. of existing office space

A Rich Pool of Talent
• Mississauga’s population is projected to grow by more than 100,000 to 840,000
• Above average education & skill levels – with two-thirds of adult population having post-secondary education
• Access to more than 4.1 million employees within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA),representing 22% of the labour force of Canada
• 10 universities & 11 colleges within commuting distance
• Home to University of Toronto Mississauga providing academic programs to directly support business community and future home of Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Campus

Return-on-Investment Decision
• Attractive foreign investment with nearly 1,300 multinational firms
• 61 Fortune 500 and 50 Fortune Global 500 Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices
• Mississauga is financially stable with a “AAA” credit rating by Standard & Poor’s
• Mississauga is debt-free with substantial reserve funds & offers balanced and competitive tax rates
• Collaboration & partnerships with innovative local businesses, community stakeholders & the education sector
• Partnership approach to business initiatives
• Close to 55,000 registered businesses employing more than 400,000 people

Key Business Sectors
• Life Sciences – 3rd largest in Canada employing 25,000 people
• Finance, Insurance & Real Estate – 3rd largest in Canada employing 28,000 people
• Information, Communications & Technologies – 4th largest in Canada employing 36,000 people
• Advanced Manufacturing (Automotive & Aerospace) – largest in Canada as part of the GTA, employing 38,000 people

Exceptional Lifestyle Opportunities
• Recognized as the safest city in Canada
• Extraordinary healthcare facilities with 2 major hospitals both offering comprehensive primary services & regional health programs
• First-class schools with 126 public, 141 separate and more than 30 private schools
• A variety of quality housing with nearly 95,000 detached homes; 30,000 semi-detached homes; 35,000 townhouses & 69,000 condominiums/apartments
• Downtown Mississauga with major retail, office, entertainment and condominiums for a variety of lifestyle opportunities
• Major cultural centre (Living Arts Centre) in the heart of Mississauga
• Family-oriented sports, leisure & arts facilities with 11 community centres and major sports centre (Hershey Centre)
• More than 480 parks & 23 major trail systems & part of a 780 km (485 mile) waterfront trail running from Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Quebec border
• Nearly 22 km (14 miles) of magnificent waterfront on the shores of Lake Ontario

 

 
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