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The City Around Innova

Thunder Bay is internationally known as one of the world's largest grain handling ports, but more important to industry is its status as the regional urban centre of Northwestern Ontario. The metro population of the city is 120,000, and the surrounding communities who depend on Thunder Bay's services and resources bring the regional population to 250,000. Within an 800 km (500 mile) radius, the market area population is 21.5 million. The Canada/U.S. border is 50 km (32 miles) to the south, with Minneapolis/St. Paul as the closest major U.S. centre.

For Businesses

Arial Shot of CityInnova Business Park is located and designed for business to be competitive in the regional, national and international marketplace. Innova takes advantage of all available technology in the global network through flexible infrastructure including full service electrical and fibre optic communication cabling, allowing for state of the art data transmission.

Major transportation advantages for Innova partners include direct highway access to major rail and port service, Thunder Bay International Airport, the Trans-Canada Highway, and Highway 61 connecting to major U.S. routes.

For Families

Thunder Bay is Northwestern Ontario's regional centre of government, medical, and educational services, as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment activities. The city is home to the region's two principal educational institutions, Lakehead University and Confederation College, with many other large urban centres and post-secondary facilities a quick air flight away. An unprecedented variety of outdoor recreation activities are available year-round.