Business is booming in London, Ontario!

business in london ontarioOne of the things I love about this city is that it’s a great place to open a business or base your company. The economy has been very strong here for as long as I can remember and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon.

Everyone knows about the many medical research, insurance, and IT companies that dominate the city economy, but there are lots of famous companies that were either established here or have their headquarters in the city. The first Carling and Labatt breweries were established here and continue to thrive (always a great reason to support the local economy!), whilst Kellogg’s, 3M, and General Motors all have a healthy presence.

While I was running an errand dumping some junk at the local recycling plant, I heard about an interesting new business that may be setting up here. The guy helping me out at the plant told me that there’s a company in Florida of all places called The Clunker Junker which is looking to start trading in Canada and London is their first choice destination. I can’t say I’m really surprised because there is a great availability of skills and willing workers in this city; we Londoners aren’t afraid of getting our hands dirty!

Anyway, this company specializes in taking away your old car once it’s run its final race and will give you cash in return. This has made them the first choice for junk car removal in Miami and I really can’t think of another company around here that does that. Heaven knows I’ve had some terrible cars in the past; so bad that once you know it’s not worth throwing any more money at it, you’ve got no chance of selling it. I’ve even had to pay someone to take an old car away before!

So The Clunker Junker might be setting up here and I think it’s a great idea. I remember my old Grandpa saying ‘one man’s junk is another man’s treasure’. I had no idea what he was talking about back then but I guess now I do. He was London born and bred and would love to see what a great city London has become over the last few years.

Sometimes I wonder if it would be best to skip owning a car altogether and just use the city’s public transport. Unfortunately, as most residents will tell you, that’s not really an option until it gets better. Sure, there’s a bus network but it’s hardly extensive. I’ve often heard about high-speed rail lines and other services being built but for now, I guess I’m just going to have to settle for getting stuck in traffic on the darn Guy Lombardo Bridge sometimes.

So anyway, it’s good to see another company perhaps coming to the city. London certainly has a lot going for it and the economy is right up there. Of course, I wouldn’t be against another brewery being set up here either!