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Business Costs in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Region

April 23, 2018 | By |

This report assesses the relative attractiveness of the province of Ontario in relation to nine other provinces/states in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region and five in the Southern United States on key factors that influence the location decisions of businesses.

Overall, the report seeks to highlight the factors that underpin Ontario’s competitiveness to businesses, while also pointing to areas for improvement. The study identified 18 indicators that businesses look at when making location decisions.

Firms typically evaluate locations based on three factors: labour force talent availability and skill level, labour costs, and location competitiveness.

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