300 subway cars will be added to the MTA fleet of 1,900 Bombardier vehicles manufactured in Plattsburgh, NY (Photo: © Bombardier)
Canada-based Bombardier Transportation will deliver 300 subway cars to the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) between 2014 and 2017. The order valued at approximately $599 million will result in 300 jobs (created or retained) at Bombardier’s fully-integrated manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh, New York, and another 200 jobs among the state’s suppliers. The Plattsburgh facility is Bombardier’s Centre of Excellence for rolling stock production in the United States. In operation since 1995, it has produced more than 3,000 passenger rail cars and locomotives now in service across the United States. Bombardier’s partnership with the MTA began in 1982 with an order for 825 subway cars. Since then, Bombardier has delivered close to 1,900 vehicles to the MTA.
Launched in February 2012, the Canadian Technology Accelerator in New York City (CTA@NYC) in digital media is an initiative that enables six of Canada’s most promising start-ups to establish themselves in New York City for three months — for a total of 24 start-ups over a year. Selected participants receive communal office space and access targeted mentoring services from local investors and business leaders. The CTA@NYC is run by the Consulate General of Canada in New York in partnership with General Assembly, an innovation campus at the heart of New York City. Several start-ups that have participated to date such as BFB Online, Engagio, Touch Bistro and SendToNews have expanded their operations to New York permanently, creating local jobs and fostering deeper cross-border linkages between start-up communities in New York and Canada.
Graphic Controls, headquartered in Buffalo, has more than 60 years of experience producing precision charts and marking systems for recording instruments. Its product lines have grown to include ink jet fluids and equipment, point-of-sale papers, tickets, PVC cards, security products and medical disposables. It has 45,000 customers in more than 80 countries. With a significant customer base in Canada, Graphic Control’s trucks make numerous daily border crossings to nurture a thriving bi-national supply chain. The firm looks to Québec to satisfy its considerable paper needs and works collaboratively with Canadian universities/ innovators to identify products and processes to strengthen its product mix. Many of the 300 jobs in Buffalo are supported by its considerable volume of Canadian trade.
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Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2011 data in U.S. dollars (US$1.00=C$0.9891). Statistics Canada: tourism, based on combined same-day and overnight travel (5/2012 release); goods & services trade (2/2012 release). World Institute for Strategic Economic Research (WISER): Canada’s export ranking (2/2012 release). U.S. Census Bureau: trade (2/2012 release). Services trade data not available at a sub-national level. Figures may not add up due to rounding. Produced by the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
* Job numbers from trade (2010 data) and Canadian-owned businesses (2009 data) are from a 2012 study commissioned by the Government of Canada