As Canada’s southernmost region, Windsor-Essex is ideally situated to expand its existing role as a major player in North America’s logistics and transportation networks. The geography of the continent has positioned the Windsor-Essex region right next door to the United States, and a one-day drive from half of the continent’s population, Windsor-Essex has developed a pool of cross-border transport and logistics experts. To take advantage of this location, Windsor-Essex along with its partners, has undertaken a number of initiatives to develop its sea, road, rail and air transportation infrastructure in order to leverage existing logistics and transport capabilities and unlock its future potential.

The port of Windsor, strategically located at the approximate mid-point of the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System, has the capabilities to handle any cargos transiting the Seaway system and its terminals are directly linked to all the other transportation modes serving the area.

Windsor’s highway corridor connects eastern Canada to the American heartland via the Ambassador Bridge, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry.

The Herb Gray Parkway will connect to the future Gordie Howe International Bridge, and will increase efficiencies and reduce costs due to delays.

Windsor’s rail connections support local businesses and are a vital transit point for goods en route to the broader North American markets.

Windsor International Airport offers numerous daily flights to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport which connects to locations around the globe. The airport features a 9,000 ft. runway, which is capable of handling aircraft of any size, and most recently saw FedEX anchoring a multi-million cargo hub.

WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation along with its partners has positioned the region to enhance its current standing within North American logistics and transportation networks. By undertaking these vital infrastructure improvements, the region’s true potential is evident which, when partnered with other business-friendly programs and incentives all come together to make it a most attractive place to invest and do business.

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