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Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters statement on innovation superclusters

Published by Stefi Proulx on October 10, 2017

President & CEO Dennis Darby: “Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters is encouraged to see the Government of Canada take action on our pre-budget recommendation for industry-led superclusters. This is a concrete step to energize Canada’s economy through innovation and to incentivize the commercialization of new ideas. The superclusters strategy will increase Canadian manufacturers’ global competitiveness and, in turn, will lead to economic growth.”


“Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters congratulates the successful bids and each of the businesses, researchers, workers, and organizations that have joined forces to increase Canada’s competitiveness. Manufacturers are pleased to see the government is recognizing the important contributions of our sector to the Canadian economy by committing to the creation of two manufacturing-led superclusters.”


“This important innovation supercluster initiative is the incentive for the adoption of new technologies nearly one-third of our members have been calling for.”

About the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters:

Since 1871, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has been helping manufacturers grow at home and thrive around the world. In 2016, CME released Industrie 2030 - a roadmap for doubling Canadian manufacturing activity by 2030. Our focus is to ensure the sector is dynamic, profitable, productive, innovative and growing. We aim to do this by strengthening the labour force, accelerating the adoption of advanced technology, supporting product commercialization, expanding marketplaces and, most importantly, ensuring a globally-competitive business environment. CME is a member-driven association that directly represents more than 2,500 leading companies who account for an estimated 82 per cent of manufacturing output and 90 per cent of Canada's exports.

For more information, please contact:

Stefi Proulx
Senior Communications Advisor
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

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