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The United Counties of SDG

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry offer businesses easy access to the most lucrative markets in the world, established distribution channels, efficient suppliers, investment ready real estate, and one of the lowest cost locations in North America.

Location

SD&G is part of the Quebec City-Windsor mega-region that is home to more than 20 million people and over half a trillion dollars in annual economic output. SD&G also abuts an even larger mega-region: from Montreal through Boston, New York, and Washington there are more than 50 million people generating more than $2 trillion in economic activity. SD&G sits on a major distribution hub including Highways 401, 416 and 417, the CNR main line, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and international border crossings.

Key Sectors

SD&G has documented strengths in manufacturing and technology, food and beverage processing,bio-products manufacturing, and distribution and warehousing. Serviced land in zoned industrial parks starts at $5,000 per acre.

Major Employers

Ross Video's growth and success on the global stage demonstrates that a company based in SD&G can not only compete, but can win in the global economy.” – David Ross, President and CEO, Ross Video

Employer Name

# of Employees

Products

Winchester District Memorial Hospital

455

Community hospital

Alexandria Moulding

400

Wood moulding

Beaver's Dental

350

Dental burrs

Kraft

200

Cheese

Guildcrest

200

Modular homes

Farley Windows

195

Windows

Other major employers include Ross Video (electronic switchers), Alltech Biotechnology (organic mineral supplements), Natunola Health (shelled flax), Reynold's Food Packaging (plastics), and MB Foster and Associates (data migration).

Demographics (2006 Census)

Population:

110,399

Unemployment rate:

~5%

Total private dwellings:

46,286

Average earnings*:

$59,420

University Degree*:

8,470

Knowledge of French and English:

43,620

* Total population 15 years and over

Living and Working

Situated on the St. Lawrence River, SD&G is home to beautiful beaches, marinas, walking trails, and provincial parkland. Upper Canada Village is a major tourist facility, as are festivals such as the Glengarry Highland Games and Lift-Off. Golf courses abound. SD&G has a fascinating history influenced by both French and English and is home to a number of significant heritage buildings and historic sites.

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