Manufacturing is the largest sector in Windsor-Essex by GDP and employment. It has long been a key driver of the local economy, with innovative companies, superior technology, exceptional performance and high-quality products. Considered pioneers and leading edge, our companies have gained international recognition throughout the automotive sector, in agriculture, aerospace and the pharmaceutical and health care industries. Our Advanced manufacturing cluster is academically supported by the Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing at St. Clair College and The University of Windsor’s Centre of Engineering Innovation. This ensures that in Windsor-Essex, we don’t just manufacture great products, we manufacture great minds!