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DICA Electronics To Better Serve Ottawa Hi-Tech Firms

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DICA Electronics To Better Serve Ottawa Hi-Tech Firms

McGuinty Government Works With Business To Create Jobs

Ontario is helping an electronics company in eastern Ontario expand and create jobs to serve its clients better.

Fast-growing DICA Electronics Ltd. in Carleton Place is expanding the scope of services it provides to Ottawa-area hi-tech companies. The expansion, which will result in 24 new jobs over three years, is supported by a $133,050 grant under the Eastern Ontario Development Fund.

Partnering with business is a key component of the government's five-point economic plan to grow the economy.

Quick Facts

  • DICA Electronics currently employs over 70 people at its Carleton Place location.
  • There are 1,600 high-tech companies in Ontario , with particular strength in telecommunications equipment and networking, computer software, and photonics.
  • In 2007, eastern Ontario's Gross Domestic Product was nearly $66 billion, representing 11% of the provincial total.

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“The Ontario government through the Eastern Ontario Development Fund is making sure that success-stories like DICA Electronics Ltd. continue to grow and thrive. It is great news that DICA is expanding to meet the increased demand, and speaks to the quality of their services.”

Michael Bryant

Minister of Economic Development

“DICA Electronics is one of the capital's top ten fastest-growing companies. The Ontario government's funding benefits not only companies in their growing pains, but also their customers and local suppliers as a result of enhanced service and demand.”

Jim Watson

MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean

“We're pleased about the creation of more jobs in our community and the opportunity to better service and retain our customers with a wider range of services and superior delivery.”

Spencer Grabe

President, DICA Electronics

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