Ontario, North American automotive production leader

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Though Michigan leads North America in total automotive spending on parts and research and development, its neighbor to the north produces more cars.

July 8, 2016

2.4 million cars produced in 2014 (Michigan 2.3 million, Ohio 1.5 million)

$730 million in daily trade between Ontario and U.S.

96,500 people employed in motor vehicle production

12 auto assembly plants from FCA, Ford, General Motors, Honda, and Toyota

2 commercial vehicle plants from Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing and Hino

Global headquarters for ABC Group, IMS (Intelligent Mechatronic Systems), Magna International, Linamar, Martinrea, Valiant, and the Woodbridge Group

401 corridor stretching from Windsor (south of Detroit) to Toronto, home to all Ontario assembly plants.

9 universities with 24 auto-focused research programs including ones in advanced lightweight materials and coatings, manufacturing processes, alternative fuels, and powertrain components

43% of Ontario’s auto industry workforce has a post-secondary education

Source: Ontario International Trade and Development