Invest WindsorEssex hosts annual general meeting and highlights 2022 regional accomplishments

WINDSOR-ESSEX, ONTARIO (June 1, 2023) – Today, Invest WindsorEssex (IWE), the lead economic development organization for the Windsor-Essex region, hosted their annual general meeting at Mastronardi Estate Winery in Kingsville. The event welcomed over 160 community partners, business clients and stakeholders. 

This year’s meeting reported on the 2022 business development accomplishments and activities including performance metrics. The 2022 annual report was released and can be found on the Invest WindsorEssex website. 

The event also included a presentation from keynote speaker Michael Burt, Vice President of The Conference Board of Canada, who provided an overview of recent major regional investments and growth projections for the Windsor-Essex economy.


“The economy of Windsor-Essex is evolving and experiencing generational growth. We are grateful to our federal and provincial representatives for promoting our region’s strengths and ensuring that our interests are advocated for at both Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill. We would also like to express our sincere appreciation to our key funders – the City of Windsor and the County of Essex. Lastly, thank you to the entire IWE team. This team of dedicated and passionate professionals have worked tirelessly to promote our region and to land a significant amount of jobs and investment.” – Chris Savard, Chair, Board of Directors, Invest WindsorEssex

“As the lead economic development organization for the region, Invest WindsorEssex (IWE) was successful in supporting over $8 billion in combined investment from local start-ups, expansions and foreign direct investment in Windsor-Essex. This will lead to the creation of 4,959 new (direct) jobs as reported by the entrepreneurs and companies involved. The future is Windsor-Essex! Our region is well positioned to continue this momentum in 2023 and beyond.” – Stephen MacKenzie, President and CEO, Invest WindsorEssex 

About Invest WindsorEssex (IWE) 

Invest WindsorEssex is the lead economic development agency for the Windsor-Essex region. The focus of the organization is to develop and execute strategies to retain, expand, attract and help new businesses start-up in Windsor-Essex. Invest WindsorEssex is led by a board of distinguished community leaders. A team of professional staff provides assistance with location and investment decisions by working one-on-one with businesses to facilitate the process of starting, growing or locating a business in Windsor-Essex.

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