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Fast Facts

The Sault Ste. Marie area has a population of more than 126,000, and with efficient transportation links, the city provides direct access to 60 million consumers within 800 kilometres (500 miles).

Sault Ste. Marie also boasts:

  • A non-disruptive and efficient international border
  • Efficient and diverse transportation systems such as rail, highway, marine and air
  • An international border point with a four-lane interstate highway (I-75) into the United States and access to the Trans-Canada Highway via Highway 17 and via Highways 400, 401 and 402 in southern Ontario
  • Convenient direct access to major international airport hubs
  • Access to international supply chains
  • Excellent logistics and manufacturing infrastructure, including highways, rail hub, port, equipment servicing, fabrication, engineering, research and development
  • Research and operating capacity to access bio-resources
  • Direct access to all major fibre optic networks and international fibre optic connections
  • International consultant KPMG ranked Sault Ste. Marie in the top tier in Ontario in its International Competitive Analysis
  • Updated zoning bylaws improve local development and allow appropriate zoning to accommodate new businesses and help diversify the local economy
  • Government incentives in areas such as technology, innovation, training, site acquisition, infrastructure and manufacturing
  • Highly-skilled and technical workforce available
  • Modern post-secondary educational programs
  • Superb quality of life reflecting value and unparalleled opportunities