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Located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), York Region is home to 1.2 million residents, 578,000 jobs and 50,039 business establishments (employers) — the second largest business centre in Ontario, Canada. In partnership with local municipalities, York Region’s economic development team facilitates business expansion and attraction in the City of Markham, City of Vaughan, Town of Richmond Hill, Town of Newmarket, Town of Aurora, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Town of East Gwillimbury, Town of Georgina and Township of King.


The fastest growing region in the Greater Toronto Area and Canada.


The second largest business centre in Ontario with 578,000 local jobs.


Home to 3 of the Greater Toronto Area’s top 6 corporate R&D investors.

Business Advantages

Greater Toronto’s most central location • 50,039 employers, the 2nd largest business centre in Ontario, Canada • Ranked “best region to live in Canada,” magnet for top global talent • Toronto area’s lowest commercial property taxes, and more!

Sector Information

York Region is home to nation-leading industry clusters in Information & Communications Technology (ICT), Financial & Business Services, Life Sciences & HealthTech, Advanced Manufacturing, CleanTech, Building & Construction.

Our Services

In partnership with nine local municipalities, the Invest in York team provides complimentary and confidential support services to local and international businesses looking to expand or establish operations in York Region, Greater Toronto.

Success Stories

With an average growth of 1,300 employers and 12,000 jobs annually, business in York Region is thriving! Click below to view recent examples of key business investments across York Region, Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada.

York Region Business Community Updates

Richmond Hill Headquartered iSIGN Media Announces Completion of the We Build Apps Agreement and Receipt of Initial Payment Towards the Purchase of 500 Smart Antennas

iSign AntennaiSIGN Media Solutions Inc. (“iSIGN” or “Company”) (TSX-V: ISD) (OTC: ISDSF), a leading provider of interactive mobile proximity marketing solutions that serves brands, commercial locations, retailers and service providers throughout North America is pleased to announce that it has received the initial payment from We Build Apps, LLC (“WBA”) towards the 500 Smart Antenna order that will grant exclusive reseller status for the State of Ohio and nationally for the United States military.

Full Article: www.newswire.ca

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State-of-the-Art Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital Project Unveiled

McKenzie Health Ground BreakingThe city of Vaughan is getting a boost in advanced health care with the construction of a new hospital. The Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital will boast services for more than 500,000 people with modern surgical services, operating rooms, and advanced diagnostic imaging, according to the province.

Full Article: www.cknw.com

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Local Municipalities of York Region

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The Regional Municipality of York
Economic Strategy Office
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
L3Y 6Z1

Invest In York
15 Allstate Parkway – Suite 600
Markham Ontario, Canada
L3R 5B4

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