Mississauga Receives Major Accolades From International Magazine

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Who says that no one outside of the GTA knows much about Mississauga?

The City of Mississauga recently received global recognition for its work in the aerospace industry from an international magazine.

fDi Magazine, a publication for the business of globalisation, ranked Mississauga second in two categories in their Aeropsace Cities of the Future report.

"Mississauga is proud to be home to the largest aerospace cluster in Canada, and it's an absolute honour to be recognized as an innovative and strategic global leader in this sector," said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.

"We share this honour with our city's growing aerospace business community and its highly-skilled workforce who are proud to call Mississauga home. This recognition also reaffirms Mississauga's strong position on the innovation corridor. As a city, we will continue to foster innovation that encourages businesses to adopt cutting-edge technology, take risks and launch new ventures in Mississauga's aerospace industry and beyond."

Mississauga was ranked second in the innovation and attractiveness category.

The city says this category recognized cities that have a significant number of aerospace patents, a high number of companies in the engineering and aerospace sectors and other areas.

And while this award is fairly specific, it's not the first time Mississauga has been recognized by a popular publication.

Last week, MoneySense Magazine ranked Mississauga number 34 on its list of the 150 best municipalities to live in in Ontario.

As far as fDi's recognition goes, Mississauga also ranked second for its strategy in the aerospace sector.

The report cited Mississauga as having the most aerospace businesses and employment in all of Canada.

"We continue to see strong investment and growth in our aerospace sector, like the recent announcement from Bombardier who will be opening a new centre of excellence and final assembly plant for its business jets right here in Mississauga," said Bonnie Brown, director of Economic Development. "To be recognized for our efforts in the aerospace industry on a global platform is something we are all very proud of."

Cover photo courtesy of @gualdjouma

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