Our Unique Advantage


Top Ten Reasons

Sault Ste. Marie is a great place to do business for a number of reasons. For starters, international consultant KPMG ranked us as one of the top communities in Ontario in an International Competitive Analysis. For businesses, our community offers:

  1. Lower business operating costs – Ranked 10th globally for competitiveness among 111 cities in KPMG’s 2016 Competitive Alternatives study
  2. Location. We are located at the centre point of Canada, on the U.S. border between Lake Superior and Lake Huron
  3. Efficient and diverse transportation systems such as rail, highway, marine and air (direct access to major international airport hubs)
  4. A non-disruptive and efficient border point to the United States via the I-75 and access to the Trans-Canada Highway
  5. Excellent logistics and manufacturing infrastructure, with direct access to all major fibre optic networks
  6. Forestry research expertise and operating capacity to access bio-resources
  7. Updated zoning bylaws improve local development and allow appropriate zoning to accommodate new businesses and help diversify the local economy
  8. Government incentives in areas such as technology, innovation, training, site acquisition, infrastructure and manufacturing
  9. Highly-skilled and technical workforce available, along with modern post-secondary institutions
  10. Superb quality of life reflecting value and unparalleled opportunities

To learn more about our competitive advantages, visit our Invest Sault Ste. Marie website