Invest, Locate & Expand


International Outreach

Building partnerships between local businesses and the global market is crucial, particularly during challenging economic times when companies may have to find a new customer base to stay afloat and prosper.

For this reason, the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation focuses much attention on fostering international relationships, global logistics and regional partnerships. Its International Relations & Global Logistics Strategy consists of the following goals:

  • Generating and developing international relations, including the pursuit of a Global Transportation Gateway designation
  • Enhancing global logistics for business-to-business economic development opportunities
  • Establishing and maintaining sister-city arrangements/agreements and developing regional partnerships with Ontario's North Economic Development Corporation (ONEDC) and the Michigan Upper Peninsula Economic Development Network
  • Creating import/export-related business and economic growth opportunities, including the development of inbound and outbound trade and exploratory missions
  • Responding as the contact for new clients with a specific need/interest in international export/import trade matters, including global logistics