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About Windsor, Ontario
Windsor’s Ontario’s economy is primarily based on manufacturing, tourism, education, and some government services. Windsor experienced a significant number of personal bankruptcy and consumer proposal filings, after the economic challenges, resulting from the world-wide financial crisis which severely impacted the automotive manufacturing sector. As a result of the recession, many businesses in Windsor were forced to file bankruptcy or filed a proposal to restructure their debt. Windsor, Ontario still remains a major automobile manufacturing centre and is home to the Canadian headquarters of FCA. Automotive facilities, including the FCA Canada minivan assembly plant, two Ford Motor Company engine plants, and several tool & die and automotive parts manufacturers, continue to operate in Windsor, Ontario. Windsor also has a well-established tourism industry. Caesars, one of the largest casinos in Canada, ranks as one of the largest local employers. Windsor is also the headquarters of Hiram Walker & Sons Limited. The historic distillery was founded by Hiram Walker in 1858.
The present economy in Windsor, Ontario is diversifying and is also represented by companies involved in pharmaceuticals, alternative energy, insurance, internet and software. Windsor is also home to the Windsor Salt Mine and the Great Lakes Regional office of the International Joint Commission.
Windsor was recently listed as the number two largest city for economic potential in North-America and number 7 largest cities of the future in North America.