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MAJOR GREATER TORONTO AREA BUSINESS HUB

York Region is one of the largest business hubs in Greater Toronto and Canada. It is home to two of Greater Toronto’s four major business hubs, over 52,000 business establishments, 620,000 jobs and over 500 foreign subsidiaries.

The region’s economy is diverse and includes strong industry clusters in technology, financial services, automotive, life sciences, agri-food, and more. York Region is home to the highest concentration of technology companies in Canada and the second largest financial services cluster in Ontario. For your business, York Region is where talent and opportunity intersect.

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LOCAL JOBS IN YORK REGION
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FOREIGN COMPANIES IN YORK REGION
MAJOR COMPANIES THAT CHOSE TORONTO AREA'S YORK REGION, IS YOUR BUSINESS NEXT?
  • York Region ICT Sector Logos
  • Financial, Insurance & Business Company Logos
  • York Region Advanced Manufacturing Companies
  • A Selection of York Region-Based or Headquartered ICT Sector Companies
  • York Region Building & Construction Logos
  • A Selection of York Region-Based or Headquartered ICT Sector Companies
  • Financial, Insurance & Business Company Logos
  • York Region Building & Construction Logos
  • York Region ICT Sector Logos
  • York Region Building & Construction Logos
  • York Region ICT Sector Logos
  • Financial, Insurance & Business Company Logos
  • Life Science Company Logos
  • York Region ICT Logos
  • York Region Advanced Manufacturing Companies
  • Life Science Company Logos
  • York Region Clean Technology Company Logos
  • Life Science Company Logos
  • York Region Clean Technology Company Logos
  • York Region Clean Technology Company Logos
  • York Region Advanced Manufacturing Companies
  • York Region Advanced Manufacturing Companies
  • York Region ICT Logos

YORK REGION ECONOMY BY THE NUMBERS

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NEW EMPLOYERS ANNUALLY
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NEW JOBS ADDED ANNUALLY
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FORTUNE100 COMPANIES
$86 Billion in Combined Revenue

from the top 40 companies in York Region.

93 Companies

with more than 500 employees.

$56 Billion York Region GDP

shows opportunity in the business community.

17 Firms Headquartered in York Region

with revenue greater than $500 million per year.

7% of Canada's Fastest Growing Firms

have major operations in Greater Toronto Area’s York Region.

Home to 6 of Toronto Area's Top 10 ICT Corporate R&D Spenders

IBM, AMD, Celestica, Huawei, Enghouse Systems, and The Star Group

*Data sources: Statistics Canada CBP, Fortune, Globe & Mail ROB, York Region Planning & Economic Development, Re$earch Infosource, and Profit500.
*New employers and jobs are an annual average.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS OF GREATER TORONTO

GREATER TORONTO AREA POPULATION

    Source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census

    GREATER TORONTO AREA BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS (EMPLOYERS)

      Source: Statistics Canada CBC, December 2016

      TOTAL ICT FIRMS BY LARGE MUNICIPALITIES IN ONTARIO

        Source: Statistics Canada CBC, December 2017

        GREATER TORONTO AREA EMPLOYMENT (JOBS)

          Source: Neptis Foundation Analysis, 2015

          * GTA 905 Regions: York Region, Peel Region, Halton Region, and Durham Region

          ** Downtown Toronto Boundary: Bloor Street to Waterfront and Bathurst Street to Don Valley Parkway

          YORK REGION BUSINESS COMMUNITY NEWS

          Newmarket Headquartered AirBoss Announces Multi-Million Dollar Contract Award for Australian Defence Force

          NEWMARKET, Ontario, Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AirBoss of America Corp. (TSX: BOS) announced today that AirBoss Defense, the defense products line of its Engineered Products segment, has been awarded components of the personal protective equipment portion of the Land 2110 Phase 1B program for the Australia Defence Force (ADF), from Leidos Australia Pty Ltd. (Leidos). In partnership with Leidos, AirBoss Defense will deliver critical capability in the area of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence (CBRND) to the ADF by supplying its gloves, overboots and recently-commercialized Low Burden Mask. The value of the contract is expected to be USD$11 Million plus any potential revenue from an initial five-year support phase. Deliveries under the contract are expected to commence in 2019 and continue through 2023.

          Full Article: www.globalnewswire.com

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          New Subway Service is Transforming Vaughan with Spikes in Transit Ridership, New Development Being Credited to New Extension

          Vaughan TTCThe recently opened Toronto-York Spadina subway extension is being credited for driving “transformational” growth in downtown Vaughan, though some of the new stations appear to be suffering some early growing pains, according to the latest ridership numbers from the TTC.

          The line, which opened in December 2017, includes six new stations stretching from Downsview Park to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.

          Full Article: www.cbc.ca

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          CONNECT WITH AN EXPERIENCED BUSINESS ADVISOR

          Robert Unterman, Manager - Investment & Marketing
          Robert Unterman Manager, Investment & Marketing
          Gordon Scheel, Senior Business Development Advisor
          Gordon Scheel Senior Business Development Advisor
          Richard Franklin, Senior Business Development Advisor
          Richard Franklin Senior Business Development Advisor

          York Link Business Advisors provide assistance or guidance with:

          • Talent recruitment focused on technology positions
          • Office location selection in one of our nine cities and towns
          • Federal & Provincial government financial incentive programs
          • Strategic connections with relevant industry partners and businesses
          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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