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The City of Sault Ste. Marie and region has a growing population of over 125,000 and is the geographic centre of the northern Great Lakes trading area. The community has competitive strengths in advanced steel manufacturing and fabrication, alternative energy and post secondary education.

The City has a diverse, vibrant economy and is a major northern tourist destination, attracting almost 1 million visitors a year. In the last few years, significant investment in the accommodations sector, as well as public infrastructure such as the Essar Centre, and the Northern Community Centre have provided the city with the ability to host National and International Conventions and Sporting Events.

Steel manufacturing was the backbone of Sault Ste. Marie's industrial and economic development. Significant investment by Essar Steel, China Group, SIS Group, Rector's Machine Works and the Soo Foundry make Sault Ste. Marie a major player in North America's steel manufacturing industry.

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But while the steel industry still plays an important role in the local economy, natural resources, environment and knowledge-based sectors are also enjoying significant growth.

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is committed to growing its IT and knowledge-based economic sectors and has made a number of strategic investments to achieve this goal. Over the course of the last 3 decades Sault Ste. Marie has demonstrated remarkable vision, embracing change, attracting international investment and trade ties, and taking calculated risks to diversify the economy.

Dynamic Businesses
Through partnerships with organizations in the Biosciences, Alternative Energy, Computer Science, and Lottery and Gaming IT sectors, Sault Ste. Marie now boasts a dynamic community and business environment.

From companies like JD Aero Technical, who provide aircraft maintenance, repairs and overhaul services for airlines around the world, (including Air Canada Jazz, Air New Zealand and Porter Airlines) to Canadian Bank Note, who specialize in Lottery, Payment and Identification systems Sault Ste. Marie's superb innovative industrial infrastructure has proven itself more than capable of sustaining a wide range of business and enterprise.

Sault Ste. Marie offers a wealth of competitive advantages designed to attract and retain new business. In addition to Government incentives in such areas as technology, innovation, training, site acquisition, infrastructure and manufacturing, new business ventures may also enjoy financial incentives, a low cost of doing business, efficient transportation, utility and other logistics. Updated zoning bylaws also improve local development and allow appropriate zoning to accommodate new businesses - just another way we're helping to diversify the local economy.

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