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Located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), York Region is home to 1.1 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

Philips Joins the Mackenzie Innovation Institute (Mi2) Mission in York Region to Develop Disruptive Innovations and Solutions That Improve Patient Care

MI2MARKHAM, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that it is partnering with the Mackenzie Innovation Institute (Mi2) in Canada on opportunities to develop, test and evaluate technological solutions and innovations intended to improve patient care across the healthcare system.

Full Article: www.businesswire.com

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Richmond Hill Headquartered iSIGN Media Announces Receipt of Rich Multimedia Technologies’ First Purchase Order for 100 Smart Antennas

iSign MediaTORONTO & RICHMOND HILL, Feb. 21, 2017 /CNW/ –  iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. (“iSIGN” or “Company”) (TSX-V: ISD) (OTC: ISDSF), a leading provider of interactive mobile advertising solutions that serves brands, commercial locations, retailers and service providers throughout North America, today announced receipt of a purchase order from Rich Multimedia Technologies (“RMT”) for 100 Smart Antennas for use with their Tele-Direct Store Front Kiosks (“Kiosks) in the Denver, Colorado airport.

Full Article: www.newswire.ca

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Markham Headquartered Hyundai Canada Partners with St. Joseph Communications to Launch the 2018 Hyundai Accent at the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow

Hyundai CanadaTORONTO & MARKHAM, Feb. 21, 2017 /CNW/ – Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. partners with St. Joseph Communications, Content Group to launch the 2018 Hyundai Accent on February 16th at the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow. This will mark the first-ever global vehicle premiere in Canada.

Full Article: www.newswire.ca

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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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