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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

Markham-Based Everlink and Thinking Capital Collaborate to Deliver a Small Business Lending Solution Specifically Tailored to Canadian Credit Unions and Banks

everlinkMARKHAM, ON / MONTREAL, QC, Aug. 24, 2016 /CNW/ – Everlink Payment Services Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive payment solutions and services to credit unions and banks in Canada, and Thinking Capital, the dominant alternative lending platform provider, have developed an integrated offering that allows credit unions and banks to quickly and cost effectively offer online lending to their members and customers.

With Everlink set to serve over 90% of the credit union market by the end of 2016 and providing critical payment solutions to a significant share of the Tier 2 Bank Market, the solution will enable Everlink clients to offer their small business owners a quick and easy way to access loans between $5,000 and $300,000, within 3-5 business days.

Full Article: www.newswire.ca

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Telecom26 Selects Markham-Based Enghouse Networks to Provide Secure Billing for Next Generation Mobile Services Platform

EnghouseMARKHAM, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Aug. 22, 2016) – Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX:ESL) announced today that Telecom26, one of Switzerland’s most innovative mobile communication service providers, has selected the Enghouse Networks CDRator Revenue Management platform to enable monetization of next generation services.

Full Article: www.marketwired.com

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Ford to extend production run on Markham-built GT supercar

Ford GT SupercarPEBBLE BEACH, Calif.—Race aficionados rejoice.

Ford Motor Co. has announced it will extend the production run on the second-generation of its GT supercar from two years to four.

The decision comes after the automaker accrued a significant wait-list for the lightweight carbon-fiber vehicle that packs more than 600 horsepower into twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engines.

Full Article: www.canadianmanufacturing.com read more

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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