Today, Niagara Region celebrated the opening of the Niagara Foreign Trade Zone (NFTZ) office in Fort Erie, Ontario.
Regional Chair Alan Caslin, joined by municipal, provincial and federal dignitaries, and members of Niagara’s business community, unveiled the new location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Located at 660 Garrison Rd., the NFTZ storefront gives companies that conduct business internationally greater access to support services and information on trade-related government policies and programs.
The NFTZ is a partnership between Niagara Region and the Niagara Development Corridor Partnership (NDCP Inc.), an incorporated consortium of the Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Welland, Port Colborne, Fort Erie and Lincoln’s economic development officers.
Niagara is the first region in Ontario to be designated a Foreign Trade Zone Point by the Government of Canada. This designation gives industrial manufacturers access to certain tariff and tax incentives that can boost competitiveness and help them grow.
Niagara’s central position, high-quality infrastructure and supportive business climate make the region an ideal location to invest.
The NFTZ supports Regional Council’s established strategic priorities that aim to create a more prosperous Niagara for residents and businesses.
"I am pleased to announce the opening of the Niagara Foreign Trade Zone office in Fort Erie. This office provides businesses a single-point of access to information and other helpful resources. Niagara Region Council is committed to fostering an environment that allows our companies to compete and succeed on the world stage."
~ Alan Caslin, Niagara Regional Chair
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