Green Business Year One Report

Through interviews with green businesses in Midwestern Ontario and from existing literature on the green economy, the Midwestern Ontario Regional Green Jobs Strategy was able to begin to form a profile of the region’s green economy by examining the existing nature of green businesses in the region. The analysis focused on

  • Local green markets
  • Research and development capacity
  • Business expansion forecasts
  • Workforce assessment
  • Training needs
  • Current barriers to growth


The following recommendations have been made regarding the development of green industries in Midwestern Ontario:

  • Create a Vision for Green Jobs in Midwestern Ontario
  • Define the parameters that make an economic region
  • Establish the leadership role
  • Build capabilities at four levels
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