Fare thee well, Moncton – or Well thee fare?

KPMG has just published its government funded Competitive Alternatives Report. The study is an expansion and update of previous KPMG publications, and measures the combined impact of 27 significant business cost components that are most likely to vary by location. The study covers 17 industry operations in nine industrialized countries: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

In the 12 operation average costs, Moncton ranks #1 among its peer cities in the New England/Atlantic Canada region and 2nd overall among the G8 countries (Sherbrooke, QC was the lowest cost location.

Note: Moncton is the only New Brunswick city in the study. Truro, Sydney and Pictou join Halifax as Nova Scotia cities in the comparison (the first three only in the online version) but as I recall, they paid to be included in the study.

Canada the cheapest place to do business
Toronto Sun, Canada

Vancouver priciest for business
Vancouver Sun

Town shines in international survey of top business locations

Canada still lowest-cost G7 country to do business
VietNamNet Bridge, Vietnam –

Canada easy on businesses
Calgary Sun, Canada

Rising dollar cuts business advantage
Hamilton Spectator

Canada’s cost advantage second only to Singapore
Toronto Star, Canada

KPMG study ranks Saskatoon Number One