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York Region Business Update // January 2022

York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more. Check out the January edition now!

ventureLab HCI

York Region’s New Investment Aims to Attract Global Tech Firms and Create New Jobs in the Region

Regional Municipality of York today announced a five-year, $1.5 million investment in ventureLAB’s Hardware Catalyst Initiative – a Canadian lab and incubator for hardware and semiconductor companies. 
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Hardware Catalyst Initiative Lands Further Funding

ventureLAB and the Regional Municipality of York have partnered to expand the Hardware Catalyst Initiative, Canada’s only lab and incubator for hardware and semiconductor companies.
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York Region Business Update // December 2021

York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more. Check out the December edition now!

Oil Well

Markham Headquartered Redline Communications Partners with TEC India to Provide Virtual Fiber Solution for India’s Largest Oil & Gas Company

Redline Communications announced that Telephone Electronic Corporation, a network and communications system integrator in India, has selected Redline to support operations for top energy company, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited.
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GM Canada’s Markham Tech Facility at Centre of Province’s $56.4M Plan to Drive Deals for Hybrid, Electric Vehicles

The investment is part of Driving Prosperity: The Future of Ontario’s Automotive Sector, the government’s plan to drive deals and secure production mandates for hybrid and electric vehicles, create a domestic battery ecosystem, and strengthen Ontario’s position as a North American automotive and electric vehicle (EV) innovation hub.
Elya Djaffar and a farm

York Region Economic Development Team Spotlight Series: Elya Djaffar

In this edition of our team spotlight series, we connect with Elya Djaffar, Project Assistant to our Agri-Food lead, Meena Hassanali. Fresh off a successful 2021 Agri-Food Forum, we caught up with Elya to give us the rundown on what she’s been doing with the York Region Economic Development team. 
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York Region Business Update // November 2021

York Region Economic Development’s monthly e-newsletter shares highlights and news from the business community, small business supports, events, economic data, and more. Check out the November edition now!

MarCom Gold Award

York Link Wins 2021 MarCom Gold Award for #ReadyWhenYR Campaign

We’re honoured to receive a digital marketing award for our work in supporting business recovery with the #ReadyWhenYR campaign. This campaign was a collaboration with @ExperienceYR and helped drive new interest in local #YorkRegion tourism. Learn more about the awards:…
Erfan Nouraee

York University Student, From Richmond Hill, Wins Bronze Medal at IFIA Best Invention Awards 2021

York University student Erfan Nouraee has won a bronze medal at one of the most coveted international invention and innovation awards. “At its most basic level, innovation is about change,” said Nouraee, who lived and studied in Richmond Hill for years.