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Located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), York Region is home to 1.2 million residents, 51,000 businesses, 600,000 jobs, 4 urban growth centres, and Canada’s highest concentration of technology companies. As Ontario’s fastest growing large municipality and third largest business hub, York Region is a top destination in the Toronto area and Canada for business, talent, and investment.

York Region cities and towns: Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, Georgina, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, King


Fastest growing population among the largest municipal jurisdictions in Ontario, Canada


And nearly 600,000 local jobs across York Region’s nine cities and towns


Highest concentration of ICT companies in the Greater Toronto Area and Canada

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Business Advantages

Explore the advantages of locating your business in Toronto area’s York Region – Where Talent and Opportunity Intersect. Ranked as the best region to live in Canada, York Region offers an urban/suburban hybrid quality of life that attracts, and retains, top global talent.

Innovation Ecosystem

York Region’s corporate innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems are anchored in a strong foundation of enterprise technology companies, established industry verticals, and an extensive network of private- and public-sector support organizations.

Business Support Services

In partnership with nine local cities and towns, York Region’s Economic Development team provides complimentary and confidential support services to local and international businesses looking to expand or establish operations in Toronto area’s York Region.

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Employment Is Up 3.3 Per Cent In York Region

VIVA Rapid TransitNewmarket – Employment continues to outpace national, provincial and Greater Toronto Area averages, establishing York Region as Ontario’s fastest growing large municipality and third largest business hub. York Region continues to grow at a steady pace, securing jobs for more than 620,000 people. Between 2016 and 2017 a total of 19,780 new jobs were created, representing a 3.3 per cent increase year-over-year.

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Vaughan Headquartered Upstream Works Software Announces New Partnership with NWN

Upstream WorksVaughan, ON, Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Upstream Works Software, Ltd., a provider of Omnichannel Contact Center solutions, today announced a new partnership with NWN, to effectively deliver integrated customer experience solutions on the Cisco Collaboration platform.

Full Article: www.globenewsire.com

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Markham Headquartered Saint Elizabeth and Westervelt College Announce Landmark Health Education Partnership

St. Elizabeth Healthcare WorkerMARKHAM, ONFeb. 13, 2018 /CNW/ – With the energy of a startup and a combined 243-years of expertise, Saint Elizabeth Health Care and Westervelt College today announced they are partnering to create a new powerhouse in health education.

Full Article: www.newswire.ca

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York Region is Where Talent and Opportunity Intersect

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

York Link
675 Cochrane Drive
East Tower - Suite 600
Markham, Ontario, Canada
L3R 5B4

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