Chippewas of Sarnia Industrial Developments (CIDL) is a band-owned company that oversees the development and management of the Industrial Park on lands owned by Aamjiwnaang First Nation.
The Park's location with the major industrial region of the City of Sarnia and adjacent to the St. Clair River, positions the Chippewa Industrial Park as a prime site to establish business. Tenants benefit from a diverse range of transportation means, including highway, water, rail and air routes.
The Chippewa Industrial Park was established in 1971, by Chippewa Industrial Developments Limited (CIDL), to create business opportunities and long-term employment for band members. Twenty-six of the park's acres (hectares) of fully developed and serviced land are currently occupied.
The first phase of the industrial park was completed in 1991 and today its 17 tenants provide jobs for band members and other residents of the area. The park includes a gas bar and plaza which accommodates a restaurant and supports native small business and entrepreneurship. With the first phase of the Chippewa Industrial Park now full, development of another 235 acres in Phase 2 is well underway.
CIDL leases land and buildings to industry with rates based on a combination of the land's market value and the value of the buildings. Leases may run for as long as 20 years with increments to the leases every two years. The park appeals to tenants who prefer to lease their buildings and land and channel their investments directly into equipment