The shift towards EV and battery manufacturing is opening up opportunities for automotive suppliers in Windsor-Essex to meet the demand for parts and technologies essential for the production of EVs. PHOTO courtesy UL Solutions.
The federal government has announced a $200,000 contribution for Invest WindsorEssex (IWE) to support the long-term growth of the EV sector in Ontario’s Windsor-Essex region.
Windsor-Essex and its surrounding communities are at the forefront of southern Ontario’s automotive sector. The shift towards EV and battery manufacturing is opening up many reported opportunities for existing suppliers in the region to meet the demand for parts and technologies that are essential for the production of EVs.
It is also hopefully demonstrating to foreign businesses that southern Ontario and our strong workforce is the best destination to support the expansion of the automotive industry, the federal government says.
With this investment, IWE will help prepare 120 southern Ontario businesses to participate in the growing EV market. They will do this by identifying and preparing for new supply chain opportunities and building their workforces. IWE will develop and deliver at least eight new training workshops over the next two years.
“Invest WindsorEssex is helping to ensure Canadian workers and businesses in southern Ontario are at the forefront of EV innovation and production. Strategic investments, like the one made today, are positioning Canada towards a thriving future in the electric vehicle sector while also creating good local jobs that will benefit communities for years to come,” said Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.