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WELCOME HOME TO YORK REGION

IN THE HEART OF GREATER TORONTO…

York Region is a thriving and diverse community in Canada that is home to:

  • 1.2 million residents
  • 51,000+ businesses
  • 620,000 jobs
  • 4 urban growth centres
  • Canada’s highest concentration of technology companies

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 Business Community

YORK REGION IS…

…comprised of nine local cities and towns, which are Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Aurora, Georgina, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury, and King.

“BEST REGION TO LIVE IN CANADA”

York Region placed first out of 117 regions identified across the country in a study by The Mowat Centre (University of Toronto) assessing overall livability across different socio-economic factors.

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AN ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE IN CANADA

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BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS
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Spread throughout York Region’s nine cities and towns in the Greater Toronto Area

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LOCAL JOBS IN
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Across a variety of key industry sectors including ICT, financial services, and more…

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RESIDENTS IN THE GTA'S YORK REGION
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York Region is a welcoming community and one of the most diverse regions in Canada

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TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES
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Highest concentration of information technology companies in Canada

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NEW JOBS CREATED EACH YEAR (avg)
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Career opportunities for every experience level, what’s it like to live and work here?

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YORK LINK IS HERE TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS

Expanding your business into the Greater Toronto Area is an important decision. Finding the right location where your business can succeed is key, but it also needs to be where your employees want to be. From strategic connections, finding office space, to government grant opportunities, and discovering why the lifestyle here is sought-after, we will show you why York Region is where talent and opportunity intersect.

In partnership with our 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.

York Region Economic Strategy
YORK LINK BLOG SERIES
Scale-Up Companies: The Pulse of York Region’s – and Canada’s – Tech Industry

York Region Scale-Up: Redline CommunicationsThe chatter in the public domain around the technology industry in Canada is increasing by the day. Similarly, the share of voice around the startup community is also growing. There’s a middle ground here, however, that gets less attention, the least share of voice and practically zero press coverage: Canadian scale-ups.

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York Region Artificial Intelligence Companies Center Stage at the 2018 Toronto Tech Summit

Full Room at TO Tech Summit For many the acronym “AI” (Artificial Intelligence) brings immediate thoughts of Terminator or super robots taking over the world. However, as the 2018 Toronto Tech Summit – hosted at the MaRS Discovery District in Downtown Toronto – highlighted, the pursuit of AI integration threaded into “mundane” business operations such as customer service support, personnel assistants, human resources, and e-commerce activities is already having a huge impact and dramatically reshaping how these sectors engage with their customers.

Full Article: yorklink.ca

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YORK REGION BUSINESS COMMUNITY NEWS

Richmond Hill Headquartered iSIGN Media Announces a Pilot Project with a Major Mining Company in Chile for its Security Alert Messaging (SAM) Technology

Security Alert Messaging ScreenRichmond Hill, July 19, 2018 /CNW/ – iSIGN Media Solutions Inc. (“iSIGN” or “Company”) (TSX-V: ISD) (OTC: ISDSF), a leading provider of interactive mobile messaging solutions for commercial and security purposes announces that its Chilean reseller, Smart Sign, has signed an agreement with a major mining company for a pilot project for iSIGN’s Security Alert Messaging (“SAM”) technology.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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Fast Growing Elastic Path Opens New Toronto Office in Markham With Plans to House Expanded R&D, Sales

Elastic Path ProductsVANCOUVER, B.C. & MARKHAM, ON, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Elastic Path, the leader in enterprise headless commerce solutions, announced today it has opened a new Canadian location in Ontario, in the Toronto area, following a recent $43 million funding round and a series of key executives and upper management new hires.

Full Article: markets.businessinsider.com

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Vaughan Headquartered CannTrust’s Three Recreational Supply Agreements in Western Canada projected to Exceed 17,000kg Annually

CannTrust Cannabis CapsulesVAUGHAN, ONJuly 13, 2018 /CNW/ – CannTrust Holdings Inc. (“CannTrust” or the “Company”, TSX: TRST), one of Canada’sleading licensed producers of cannabis, explodes into the adult use market with its first three recreational cannabis supply agreements.

Full Article: newswire.ca

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North America’s First Major Power-to-Gas Energy Storage Facility Now Open in Markham

New Enbridge Gas FacilityMARKHAM, ONJuly 16, 2018 /CNW/ – Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. (“Enbridge”) and Hydrogenics Corporation (“Hydrogenics”) today announced that the first major energy storage facility using hydrogen in North America is now operational.

Full Article: enbridgegasdistribution.mediaroom.com

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Markham Headquartered Lorex Technology Launches Long Range Night Vision Nocturnal Cameras 250FT

Photo from Long Range Nightvision CameraMARKHAM, ON, July 16, 2018 /CNW/ – Lorex Technology, a global leader in home and small business video surveillance solutions, has launched a new line of 4K (8MP) Ultra HD resolution dome and bullet IP cameras with long-range night vision capabilities up to 250ft.

Full Article: markets.businessinsider.com

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LOCATIONS

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

York Link
169 Enterprise Boulevard
Markham, Ontario, Canada
L6G 1B3

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