Windsor-Essex is home to a wide range of different key sectors. This diversity of industries adds to the strength, character and resiliency of the local economy, offering educational, training and career opportunities for thousands in our area.

Established industries

These industries have been established within the local economy for 20 or more years:

  • Advanced manufacturing (additive manufacturing, lightweighting, automation and automotive)
  • Agriculture and agri-tech (including distilleries and wineries)
  • Professional services and back-office operation

Growth and emerging industries

These industries are growing at a rate faster than the overall local economy:

  • Advanced manufacturing (additive manufacturing, lightweighting, CAV, automotive, automation, mobility)
  • Agriculture and agri-tech (greenhouse technology, automation and cannabis)
  • Information and communication technologies (artificial intelligence, blockchain, cyber security and mobility)
  • Health and life sciences, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals
  • Transportation and logistics (warehousing and cross-border technology)

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