Bio-Economy in Ontario
This newest BETA version of the Forest EDGE was developed by Ontario's Centre for Research & Innovation in the Bio-economy to promote economic development & investment opportunities in Ontario, and to provide investors with decision-support tools and information related to the province's forest resources.
Check out our Geospatial Tools to drive new investment in novel, cutting edge products in the growing innovative forest bio-economy right here in Ontario.
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We have been re-imagining geospatial solutions for building and strengthening Ontario's Forest Bio-Economy; collaborating with our NextFor Partners. Utilizing ESRI technology we are continuing to refine our analysis and visualization of forest innovation products. We're continuing to streamline many of our tools, adding new functionalities that our partners have identified as crucial to move the bar forward in the Ontario economy
Have a look through our main tools to help you get started!
Our Forest Information Reference Encyclopedia will help you get an EDGE in understanding the state of forests, forest management & wood utilization in the Province. Whether you are unfamiliar with Ontario’s forests or a seasoned professional there is a plethora of information for you to dive into!
Our Interactive Economic Fibre Supply Model will help you get an EDGE in understanding Ontario's allocated wood and estimates of fibre costs for investing in Ontario. Explore this tool to get a greater understanding of regional delivered wood costs, species volumes by region and fibre types available.
Our Infrastructure Explorer tool can help highlight your top choices of regional opportunities and give you room to explore! Review demographic and market access information to familiarize yourself with relevant communities across Ontario.
Projects & Case Studies
NextFor’s Regional Case Studies cover four distinct regions of Ontario
(Northwestern Ontario, Marathon, North Shore Lake Huron, Southeastern Ontario).
Check out the different regions to see the new developments that are happening, the solutions that are being shared & the investment that is being driven! Check out the Project Updates blog to see what real world commercial developments are happening with our Forest Technology Commercial Acceleration Program