Southwestern Ontario Marketing Alliance (SOMA)

The Southwestern Ontario Marketing Alliance (SOMA), is a partnership of Southwestern Ontario communities, grown out of natural economic ties. This region, known as Canada’s Industrial Heartland, encompasses the municipalities of Ingersoll, Perth County, Stratford, St. Thomas, Tillsonburg, and Woodstock. It stretches across Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford and Perth counties.

SOMA works with all levels of government and the private sector to promote the advantages of locating within the region. SOMA and its partners offer a number of services to companies looking to grow within the region including:

  • Confidential site selection assistance
  • Economic development services
  • Development and sale of industrial land

Ontario Manufacturing Communities Alliance (OMCA)

The Ontario Manufacturing Communities Alliance is a partnership of economic development organizations, committed to bringing new business opportunities to the Ontario (Canada) manufacturing sector.

OMCA works across the province to research locations that offer your business that most strategic fit. Our goal is to help you make the best decisions for the growth and prosperity of your business.

Ontario Food Cluster (OFC)

The Ontario Food Cluster attracts international investment to its thriving cluster of 3,000 food and beverage companies. Ontario is one of North America’s largest agri-food sectors. Companies locate here because they are close to more than 200 agricultural commodities and a market of 460 million consumers. Ingersoll is a member of OFC through the Southwestern Ontario Marketing Alliance.

Economic Development Council of Ontario (EDCO) Investment Alliance

The EDCO Investment Alliance is a partnership of government and economic development organizations in Ontario dedicated to promoting real estate investment opportunities in their communities in an international marketplace. Ingersoll is a member of the EDCO Investment Alliance through the Southwestern Ontario Marketing Alliance.

Oxford Connection

Oxford Connection is your first point-of-contact for questions about locating or expanding your company in Southwestern Ontario’s manufacturing heartland. Our member communities – Woodstock, Ingersoll, Tillsonburg and Rural Oxford – have everything you need to take your business further.