More than ever, it is important for Mississauga to support not only our largest businesses, but also small and medium size enterprises that have the greatest potential for growth and innovation. This requires a stronger network of collaboration between business, government, capital, education and research institutions to help build and strengthen our networks.
The Economic Development Office (EDO) has recently shifted its organizational structure to focus on sector development by hiring sector specialists to support and grow our current Life Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing industry. As well, we will be conducting assessment and analysis of our life sciences, information and communications technology and advanced manufacturing sectors. This strategic focus will better equip EDO with the appropriate resources and programming needed to address challenges and opportunities present within Mississauga’s existing industry clusters.
The emphasis on cluster development is in great alignment with the province-wide mandate to ensure that local companies remain competitive through a focus on increased productivity, innovation and export-readiness (PIE). Using data and analysis, EDO has identified four key clusters and benchmarked them against other industry clusters in Canada.
EDO’s push to a sector based approach will create a sustainable future and economy. The Cluster development program will ultimately result in advancing Mississauga’s competitive position, innovation and employment.
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