Companies eyeing Ottawa for investment rank talent far ahead of transit

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, June 10, 2019

Access to public transit isn’t one of the major issues for prospective companies as they consider establishing a presence in the City of Ottawa, Invest Ottawa’s president and chief executive says.

(...)“I would say, again, that’s kind of a minor discussion,” Tremblay said. “What we usually get are discussions of workforce, in particular around millennials that like to live in the downtown core, and then we might end up in a conversation about LRT.”

Sonya Shorey, Invest Ottawa’s vice-president of strategy, marketing and communications, said U.S. companies want to know about a city’s talent pool and business relationships with universities. There are also questions about quality of life and the cost of living for workers, she said.

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