Mayor Crombie has returned from a successful mission in France and Poland to promote Mississauga as a destination for businesses looking to invest and grow in two of the city’s predominate sectors – aerospace and information technology. As the province’s second-largest economy, the Mayor has made attracting new investment and supporting business expansion in Mississauga a top priority, contributing to the financial health of the city and creating highly-skilled jobs. “Our mission to Paris and Poland showcased Mississauga’s vibrant aerospace and IT sectors, solidifying our position as a prime investment destination,” said Mayor Crombie. “I am committed to attracting new opportunities and supporting business expansion, fueling economic growth and creating high-skilled jobs in our city. This trip helps to unlock the unlimited potential of Mississauga, where the future is truly unlimited.” As a delegate of the Ontario Aerospace Council, she attended the Paris Air Show to represent Mississauga, Canada’s largest aerospace cluster, alongside dozens of aerospace companies from across the province. Employing over 28,000 people, there is significant growth opportunity for this rapidly growing sector from both a manufacturing and global supply chain perspective. While at the Paris Air Show, Mayor Crombie met with several Mississauga based businesses and their international subsidiaries including Bombardier, AirStart, De Havilland Aircraft Canada, Cyclone Aerospace, Magellan Aerospace, Koss Aerospace, Carpenter Technology, and DMG Mori. She also met with the world’s largest defence contractor, Lockheed Martin, who manufactures the Canadian F35. Through their agreement with the Canadian government, Lockheed Martin will continue to provide opportunities for Mississauga-based companies like Cyclone Manufacturing, to directly support the production of F35s. She also met with Canada’s Ambassador to France, Stéphane Dion and Canadian Trade Commissioners, to strengthen our relationship with French based companies with operations in Mississauga, such as Cérélia, while putting the city on their radar for future investment opportunities. Mayor Crombie then travelled to Poland, where she was briefed by Canada’s Ambassador to Poland Catherine Godin, on the strong relationship between the two countries and the growing influence of Poland as a destination for business, particularly in the Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences and IT sectors. Mississauga is proud to be home to Canada’s second largest Polish community and is a growing base of Polish businesses supported by the Canada Poland Chamber of Commerce and Canadian Polish Business Association. While in Poland, the Mayor met with the CEO of Billennium Bartosz Lopiński at their Warsaw headquarters to thank them for their investment and discuss future growth opportunities. With 15 offices in over 3 continents employing over 1,800 people, Mississauga is proud that this cutting-edge IT company has chosen to do business in our city. With a focus on supporting clients in our burgeoning Life Sciences sector, Billennium has experienced 30 percent yearly growth and continues to expand their operations in Mississauga. While in Warsaw, she also met with the CEO of the Asseco, Adam Góral, one of Europe’s largest technology companies. Mayor Crombie promoted Mississauga’s IT cluster and positioned the city as a logical launching pad for the North American market. She also toured home grown, Mississauga-based Cyclone Manufacturing’s facility in Kraśnik to thank them for their continued investment in our city while discussing their future growth plans. Cyclone Manufacturing has been doing business at its three Mississauga locations for nearly 40 years and employs 750 people globally. As a major manufacturer of aerospace parts for large OEMs such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Lockheed Martin, Cyclone Manufacturing is well positioned for future growth in Mississauga. Finally, the Mayor met with the Mayor of Rzeszów Konrad Fijołek and the CEO of Polish Aviation Valley Association, Marek Darecki. Discussions focused around continuing to strengthen the relationship between Mississauga and Rzeszów and the growth of our respective aerospace sectors, which similarly employ approximately 33,000 people.  Both cities are home to global aerospace heavyweights such as Pratt and Whitney and Magellan Aerospace. Home to 100,000 business and growing, Mississauga is home to Canada’s largest airport and a highly-skilled and diverse workforce. Mississauga continues to be in a competitive position to attract new business invest and talent from around the world. To learn more about our growing aerospace, information technology and life sciences sector visit: