Barrie is one of the top cities in a guide to international business location costs.
KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives ranks Barrie as number one regionally in manufacturing and number 4 among 111 featured cities.
Mayor Jeff Lehman says its just more proof that Barrie is a great place to do business.
Highlights from KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives 2016 report:
Barrie ranks 5th among the 17 featured Canadian cities and 7th among all 111 featured cities.
Within the Northeast US/Central Canada region, Barrie ranks 2nd with costs lower than four other Canadian cities and all 17 US cities compared.
Within Canada, Barrie offers the lowest costs among the 17 cities compared for both industrial leasing and industrial facility construction. Barrie also enjoys the 2nd lowest property tax costs and 3rd lowest costs for transportation and office leasing.
Barrie’s strongest results are in the manufacturing sector, where it ranks 2nd in Canada and the digital services sector where it ranks 3rd. In comparison, Barrie ranks 7th in R&D services and 8th in corporate services.
Within the manufacturing sector, Barrie ranks 1st in Canada for four of the 12 operations examined – advanced batteries, food processing, metal components and plastic products. Barrie ranks 4th among all 111 featured cities in the manufacturing sector.