Information and Communications Technologies Sector - 2014 Report

The present document attempts to inform the public about the current labour market trends in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector starting from a national view and narrowing progressively towards a local scope. The analysis is focused on basic economics such as sector associated GDP, productivity, structure of employers and employment, and governmental support.

A few select findings of the analysis are succinctly provided below.

Success story for local manufacturing

Recently Arva Industries Inc. successfully secured a $12 million contract with Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. According to the general manager, this comes in result of an intense bidding completion among Canadian manufacturers specialized in mining and rail equipment. The contract is the single largest order won by the company since its existence and it provides great 2016 prospects for the Arva Industries’ team.

Middlesex County launches new Invest in Middlesex County video series

On October 13th, 2015 Middlesex County proudly announced their latest round of “Invest in Middlesex” promotional videos. The series of eight videos profile people and businesses that make up the Middlesex economy and highlights the County’s new brand, “Invest in Middlesex County…we appreciate your business”.

London Small Business Centre - Entrepreneurial Climate Study

This study, commissioned by the London Small Business Centre (SBC), examines the entrepreneurial environment within four counties in Southwestern Ontario: Elgin, Lambton, Middlesex, and Oxford. The overarching objective of the study was to identify factors that can be addressed by regional service providers at both tactical and strategic policy levels. The study’s specific research objectives were to:

Hacker Studios lauded for helping entrepreneurs

By Chris Montanini, Londoner Friday, May 9, 2014 9:49:53 EDT AM The Ontario winners of the inaugural Startup Canada Awards for outstanding achievement in supporting entrepreneurship include a couple local names — Londoner Joel Adams and Strathroy resident Gary Will. Adams, the co-founder of Hacker Studios — a support space for local entrepreneurs looking to get their small businesses off the ground — has been named Ontario Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Builder of the Year.