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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

Vaughan-Based Upstream Works Introduces New Software to Help Contact Centres Realize the Connected Digital Customer Experience

Upstream WorksVAUGHAN, ON–(Marketwired – December 07, 2016) – Upstream Works Software, Ltd., a provider of Omnichannel Contact Centre solutions, announces the availability of Version 2.7 of its signature software, Upstream Works for Finesse (UWF).

Full Article: www.marketwired.com

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SmartREIT and Mitchell Goldhar announce Harley Davidson Canada Head Office as a New Tenant in its Class-A office tower at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

Harley Davidson MotorcycleVAUGHAN, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Dec. 6, 2016) – Smart Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:SRU.UN) and Mitchell Goldhar today announced that they have completed a lease transaction with Harley Davidson in the KPMG Tower at SmartCentres Place in Vaughan.

Full Article: www.marketwired.com

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Markham Headquartered VIQ Solutions Unveils New Secure Cloud Based SaaS Workflow, Wins Contract with UK Nursing and Midwifery Council Using Amazon S3 Platform

viqMARKHAM, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Dec. 7, 2016) – VIQ Solutions Inc. (“VIQ”, “VIQ Solutions” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:VQS), a global expert providing a cybersecurity protected technology and service platform for digital evidence capture and content management, is pleased to announce the release of their new secure cloud based SaaS capture, management and collaboration platform.

Full Article: www.digitaljournal.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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