Community Impact

The Centre for Engineering Innovation is a carefully vetted, planned and designed project. It has been developed in conjunction with business and community leaders and will have a transformative impact on Windsor, Essex County and the University of Windsor. When beginning this journey, the first question that the University asked business was “What do you want?” The answer was clear:

  • University, business leaders and students need to work more closely together.
  • University, business and government must come together with a common objective – Let’s get this community back to work!
  • We must build upon the latent potential within this community. Windsor has always been a hotbed of creativity and entrepreneurialism.
  • We must make it easier to do business and transform ideas into reality. Incubated talent must be encouraged to hatch.

The facility is a world-class Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (L.E.E.D) facility. It has injected millions into the community, created hundreds of jobs, stimulated industry partnerships and been a catalyst to the region’s rebirth. Windsor-Essex County has many talented people who simply require the support to grow the next big idea.

The economic stimulus figures focus solely on the immediate direct and indirect benefits associated with the construction of the Centre for Engineering Innovation. The long-term impact of this project will be dramatic and it will be felt for many generations. The University of Windsor is convinced that this project will be the cornerstone of Windsor’s economic revival and will help lead the region and Canada out of the current recession.

Economic and Employment Impact

By March 2010:

  • Direct Provincial Economic Impact - $29.6 M
  • Direct Federal Economic Impact - $5.58 M
  • Indirect Provincial Economic Impact - $37.3 M
  • Indirect Federal Economic Impact - $1M
  • Provincial Jobs - 444
  • Federal Jobs - undefined

By March 2011:

  • Direct Provincial Economic Impact - $20.9 M
  • Direct Federal Economic Impact - $3.94 M
  • Indirect Provincial Economic Impact - $26.4 M
  • Indirect Federal Economic Impact - $0.7 M
  • Provincial Jobs - 313.5
  • Federal Jobs - undefined

Throughout 2012:

  • Direct Provincial Economic Impact - $58.3 M
  • Direct Federal Economic Impact - $10.35 M
  • Indirect Provincial Economic Impact - $73.5 M
  • Indirect Federal Economic Impact - $1.9 M
  • Provincial Jobs - 874.5
  • Federal Jobs - undefined

Immediate Three-Year Impact:

  • Direct Provincial Economic Impact - $108.8 M
  • Direct Federal Economic Impact - $19.87 M
  • Indirect Provincial Economic Impact - $137.2 M
  • Indirect Federal Economic Impact - $3.6 M
  • Total Direct and Indirect Impact - $269.47
  • Provincial Jobs – 1,632
  • Federal Jobs – undefined