When GE built the Brilliant Factory in Welland in 2016, it was a turning point for significant development in the city. Since then, companies such as Northern Gold Foods and Athena Donair have built facilities in the city. The development boom has shown to be beneficial for new investment, but also to local established businesses as companies such as Devron Sales Ltd have been able to expand their operations in the city.
The region has many attractive qualities for business development such as viable land for expansion, grants and tax incentives, its closeness to the US market and GTA, and the significant population growth that is projected for the region by 2041.
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