IWE launches key industry database to highlight local capabilities and increase global market reach

Invest WindsorEssex/Media Release

Today, Invest WindsorEssex (IWE), the lead economic development organization for the Windsor-Essex region, launched a new key sector database, Source WindsorEssex.

This B2B database highlights the capabilities and products of local businesses operating in advanced manufacturing, automobility, agri-business, life sciences, transportation, logistics and warehousing and information and communication technology. The new custom platform provides easy navigation and responsiveness in a secure environment.

Highly searchable and categorized both by sector and municipality, Source WindsorEssex will provide businesses with high visibility and an instant global presence at no cost. This marketing tool will be used by trade commissioners, procurement specialists and supply chain development companies looking to invest in our region and companies looking for new suppliers.

In addition to the robust list of key sector companies already included in the database, all Windsor-Essex companies in the above listed industries are encouraged to create a free profile at sourcewindsoressex.com.

Profiles are easily created and maintained and allow companies to increase their online exposure as well as connect with other businesses to find suppliers, explore regional capabilities and collaborate on innovative projects. Source WindsorEssex also provides the opportunity for companies to include videos, news items and promotional materials. The main page will include a panel to highlight up to eight individual companies which will be rotated on a regular basis.

Invest WindsorEssex will continue to promote this regional tool locally, nationally and internationally to ensure maximum exposure for all listed companies.


“Source WindsorEssex provides increased market reach and online visibility for our local companies across key industries. It is an invaluable tool that will successfully connect investors to Windsor-Essex businesses bringing about new revenue streams and a diversified customer base.” – Stephen MacKenzie, President and CEO, Invest WindsorEssex

“The Source WindsorEssex database will give local companies the opportunity to promote themselves to potential customers that they may not have previously been able to reach, at no cost to them.” – Wendy Stark, Director, Business Retention and Expansion, Invest WindsorEssex

“Having a large cluster of both Automate Canada and Canadian Association of Mold Makers member companies in the Windsor-Essex area, we feel this tool is a great compliment to the branding efforts we deploy as an industry association. Further, this new tool will promote the development and diversification of the local economy, aiding to attract suppliers and customers to the area and showcase the amazing concentration of knowledge and innovation.” – Jeanine Lassaline-Berglund, President, Canadian Association of Moldmakers

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 the Windsor-Essex region. 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.

Media Contacts:

Gina Meret-Dybenko
Director, Marketing and Communications
Invest WindsorEssex
Mobile: 519-791-6223
Email: gmeret@investwindsoressex.com