$631 Million dollars committed to the DRIC international crossing . Finance Minister Flaherty made specific reference to the new international bridge in his speech. The government estimates that the Windsor -Detroit corridor handles roughly 30% of the Canada-US trade This is a significant amount of money that will kick start the project. 10-15000 jobs are now in the horizon for the bridge project. This is great news for the Windsor real estate market.
Another 500 Million Dollars helps secure the future of the Windsor Chrysler minivan plant, which employs more than 4500 people. Chrysler is looking at investing about 2 billion dollars in the plant.
HIGH-TECH MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING COMPANY OPENING A FACILITY IN AMHERSTBURG, ONTARIO
Windsor-Essex County, Ontario -Monday, October 7, 2013 - Dynament Corporation a privately held electro-surgical device manufacturing company has announced today plans to open its Canadian facility in Amhertsburg, Ontario, Canada by the end of 2013. The manufacturing facility will be located at 99 Thomas Road and leased from the Town of Amherstburg.
Steve Livneh, President and CEO of Dynament Corporation stated "We have been searching for a location to grow our operations. We have focused on Amherstburg, Ontario for being the ideal location for our industry, due to its vicinity to the Canada-USA border, reasonable tax base, offering fair cost of living and for being an exemplary safe and friendly community. Once our manufacturing facility is in full production 25 to 30 jobs will be created in the first year, with an additional 10 to 20 created in year two. We anticipate that by the end of year three there will be a total of 80 jobs, consisting of engineers, technicians, assemblers and quality control staff. The significant guidance and support we have received from the Economic Development Corporation, and officials from the Town of Amherstburg have been central in moving forward with our investment."
"This is an important industry and we are actively taking steps to strengthen the life sciences sector in the region. This investment fits in very well with the expertise in precision manufacturing and furthers our intention to diversify the Windsor-Essex economy with additional areas of manufacturing." added Sandra Pupatello, CEO of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation.
ABOUT - Dynament Corporation Dynament was formed in 2010 and received investments from Canadian and Overseas investors. Dynament has current operations in China and Michigan. Their products are being sold in China and Europe with a current focus on developing the U.S. market place. Dynament manufactures products for minimally invasive surgery and is used for laparoscopic, cosmetic surgery and vessel sealing.
Steve Livneh, President & CEO, Dynament Corporation Tel: 519 567-330 Lana Drouillard, Director, Marketing & Communications Tel: 519 259-9600
The approval of the presidential permit for the new bridge bewteen Windsor Ontario and Detroit means more jobs. It is estimated that 10,000 direct and spinoff jobs will be created between both countries.
This is just great news for Windsor, as it translates in to jobs nad more spinoff jobs.
The start of the bridge is likey 2 years away.
The Herb Agry parkway on the Windsor Ontario side is nearly half complete, and the new bridge represents the future of Windsor as a a moajor international trade hub.
WINDSOR – Brian Masse MP (Windsor West) along with Chief Bruce Montone from the Windsor Fire & Rescue Services will honour 30 recipients including Bob Pedler with the Diamond Jubilee Medal. This commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne.
From Brian Masse: It is with great excitement that we recognize this event with an hounour guard parade by celebrating the contributions of individuals from our community who strive to improve the conditions of fellow Canadians at home and abroad. This is a legacy activity that honours Her Majesty and recognizes the service of Canadians from all walks of life and backgrounds who have helped to create the Canada of today.
The Diamond Jubilee is an opportunity to highlight those Canadians, who, like Her Majesty, have dedicated themselves to service to family, community and country through their significant contributions and achievements.
About Bob Pedler Real Estate
Bob Pedler started his company in 1969 with a single mission - to help people achieve their dream of home ownership. Today, Bob Pedler Real Estate works with hundreds of families, developers and companies to buy and sell homes, condominiums, the family business, cottages or prime pieces of real estate. With the help of services such as the F.I.A.B.C.I. - International Real Estate Federation, of which Bob Pedler is a member, this transaction can take place across town or half way around the world.
Bob Pedler has built his reputation on the highest level of service, both to his clients, and to the community. It is his strong commitment that has made Bob Pedler Real Estate the real estate company of choice in Essex County. It has also helped Bob Pedler achieve his life long dream - "to make our name so visible that when Windsorites think of real estate, they think of Bob Pedler."
Windsor’s real estate market has turned into one of the hottest in the country.
According to the latest home sales data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) Windsor was one of the top Canadian markets in year-over-year home sales for November,and was ranked third when it came to the change in dollar value of home sales for November, with an increase of 14.9 per cent.
Of the 26 local markets studied ,only five saw an increase in home sales, with the national average dipping 11.9 per cent. Saint John, N.B, saw the highest gain at 18.1 per cent. On the other end, Halifax suffered a 36.2-per-cent drop.
InCREA’s annual home listing report, real estate firm Coldwell Banker put the city at the top among 75 Canadian markets in affordability, while ReMax reported Windsor home sales had the area on track to becoming one of the best-performing markets in Ontario this year and next.
Windsor’s affordabilityis what’s making Windsor so hot . At an average home sale price of less than $171,000, you could buy 11 Windsor homes for what you’d have to shell out for a single four-bedroom Vancouver stand-alone ($1.88 million on average).
Windsor remains one of the unemployment capitals of the nation, but a growing number of retirees are finding their way here, particularly those originally from here who now want back. Others with their sights on Windsor are professionals able to work out of their homes.
Windsor Star reports on December 19ththat Lee Anne Doyle, the city’s chief building official said that“it is a good news story … there’s a sense of confidence this year,”
Last year, her department issued 105 single-family home building permits. That figure had already jumped to 154 in the first 11 months of 2012. Just in November, a month outside the usual construction season, 13 such permits were issued, compared to zero during the same month last year, Doyle said.
The latest figures are still a far cry from 2006 when the city issued 578 building permits for single-family homes, but Doyle said the numbers are “creeping up” from a couple of years ago, and that’s reason for confidence.
“We are out of the woods,” she said. The stock of new residential units as a whole, including duplexes, row houses and semi-detached homes, also jumped from 190 units in 2011 to 232 units already in the first 11 months of this year.
“That’s where you look — if people are building houses, that’s a really good indicator of the local economy,” said Doyle.
The legendary investor has been buying up real-estate brokerages around the US as he bets on a housing turnaround. Now, he is partnering with Brookfield Asset Management, a Canadian real-estate investor, to more than double the size of his brokerage business.
Essex County has five of the country’s 10 safest cities, 2011 crime statistics show.
According to Statistic Canada’s crime severity index, Amherstburg is the safest community in Canada followed by LaSalle. Tecumseh and Lakeshore are fourth and fifth respectively and Kingsville is tenth. Essex is 15th and Leamington shot up to 36th from 77th. Windsor is the only community that declined in the rankings. It was 149th out of 239 communities with populations of more than 10,000 people. Last year it was 144th.
The crime severity index analyzes crime statistics from communities and looks at volume of crimes as well as the severity of crimes committed. More violent crimes are given heavier weight. The seriousness of a crime can be determined by the sentence given the offender. More serious offences have a greater impact on the index, reports Statistics Canada.
Amherstburg and LaSalle have crime, it’s just not as violent as elsewhere. Neither community has had a murder in more than 13 years. The town police chiefs commend residents for making the two communities such a safe place to live.
“The people living here are warm,” LaSalle Police Chief John Leontowicz said. “They are more kind and generous people. There is just not a lot of bad people. If there are, we are scaring them away.”
Amherstburg Police Chief Tim Berthiaume said residents don’t tolerate crime.
“It’s a small town,” he said. “People report strangers in their neighbourhood. They report suspicious activity.”
Both police forces focus on community policing and interacting with youth and business leaders. Amherstburg has a police chief’s advisory council made up of residents who give feedback to Berthiaume about police performance. LaSalle maintains a constant presence throughout the town.