Ontario's diversified economy, with strength across a range of sectors guarantees firms easy and reliable access to supplies and services.
The Ontario economy expanded by 2.7 per cent in 2005, and real GDP growth is slated to be 2.3 per cent in 2006. Forecasts predict this to remain strong at 2.5 per cent in 2007.
The manufacturing sector accounts for 21 per cent of the total provincial output and is supported by a strong and growing service sector. The top five manufacturing industries are transportation equipment, metal products, food processing, chemical & products and electrical & electronic products.
Ontario's leading exports are autos and auto parts, machines, electrical products, metals, and plastics.
In the service sector, the largest industries are finance, insurance & real estate, trade, professional services and health care.