Restaurant patios on Main Street in Kingsville


Our Strengths

The Windsor-Essex region is directly linked to the busiest commercial Canada-U.S. border crossing, handling approximately a third of all Canada-U.S. trade of approximately $1 billion per day. Our central location has access to more than 200 million people within a 13-hour drive. Our prime location, great economic prospects and highly skilled workforce makes it an easy decision when considering an ideal place to grow your business.

Key Sectors

Windsor-Essex benefits from our transportation and logistics strengths, agri-business, information and communications technologies, advanced manufacturing sectors and a life sciences hub. With our many business incentives and employment services, our region is a great place for companies to operate and grow.


Our region is an affordable place to do business noting that our cost of serviced land is among the most attractive on the continent. Our housing costs are among Canada’s most affordable. Our proximity to the busiest border crossing in North America makes the Windsor-Essex region a desirable location.  

Quality of Life

The Windsor-Essex region is surrounded on three sides by water – Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair. We have unrivaled opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking and paddle boarding. A drive along our historic coast offers one breathtaking water view after another.

Invest WindsorEssex represents nine municipalities: