Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters statement on innovation superclusters

October 10, 2017

President & CEO Dennis Darby: “Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters is encouraged to see the Government of Canada take action on our pre-budget recommendation for industry-led superclusters. This is a concrete step to energize Canada’s economy through innovation and to incentivize the commercialization of new ideas. The superclusters strategy will increase Canadian manufacturers’ global competitiveness and, in turn, will lead to economic growth.”

“Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters congratulates the successful bids and each of the businesses, researchers, workers, and organizations that have joined forces to increase Canada’s competitiveness. Manufacturers are pleased to see the government is recognizing the important contributions of our sector to the Canadian economy by committing to the creation of two manufacturing-led superclusters.”

“This important innovation supercluster initiative is the incentive for the adoption of new technologies nearly one-third of our members have been calling for.”


Since 1871, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has been helping manufacturers grow at home and, compete around the world. Our focus is to ensure manufacturers are recognized as engines for growth in the economy, with Canada acknowledged as both a global leader and innovator in advanced manufacturing and a global leader in exporting. CME is a member-driven association that directly represents more than 2,500 leading companies who account for an estimated 82 per cent of manufacturing output and 90 per cent of Canada’s exports.


Stefi Proulx Director of Communications & Branding Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (613) 292-6070