Industry encompasses a vast array of commercial activities.
The design and manufacture of engineered products continue to be one of the most prominent parts of the industrial sector, with its complex supply chains stretching from factory capital equipment to finished products in sectors such as aerospace and defence, automotive, building products and process industries.
The energy and natural resources sector remain a high profile part of the industry spectrum, with activities in oil and gas, minerals and mining, energy sales and trading, power generation, transmission and distribution, and an increasing focus on renewable energy systems for the low carbon economy.
Underpinning the entire industry sector is the infrastructure, covering construction, real estate, transport, utilities, and associated support services.
Manufacturing and engineering companies range from large publicly quoted multi-national corporations, through to private-equity backed technology start-ups.
Energy and natural resources is a sector in transition: responding to new technologies whilst dealing with volatile commodity prices and an increasingly vocal climate change agenda.
The infrastructure sector remains buoyant, due to government commitments to increase infrastructure spending on road, rail, and utility networks. Whilst transport services, from rail and road, to aviation and maritime, continues to expand in response to the needs of a growing economy.
by Elyse Allan, President and CEO, GE Canada
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