Cape Breton Business Case

Never has the bottom line been more important. Cape Breton Island offers an extremely cost-competitive environment for companies seeking to develop or expand their business. 

Cape Breton Island – The Business-Cost Advantage

Whether you are a manufacturer of products selling into US or European markets, or a producer of wind turbines, Cape Breton is one of the best locations in North America from a business-cost perspective. This cost advantage was confirmed by the KPMG Competitive Alternatives 2014 – Special Report which looked at the costs for 17 different industries across over 100 jurisdictions in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

According to the report, Canada is the cost-leader with business-costs five percent below the US. Sydney, Cape Breton was found to be one of most cost-competitive regions of Canada when compared to other major centres. The table below displays Sydney’s index ranking compared to Canada’s major centres.

Business Location
(Note: Cost Index representing business costs percentage relative to the US baseline of 100.0. The US baseline represents the average of business costs in the four largest US cities: New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas-Fort Worth).

The Sydney, Cape Breton cost advantage was based on: