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Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program | COVID-19 Funding Spotlight

Qualified small to medium-sized Canadian businesses can receive from $25,000 to $1 million in HASCAP loans, and larger organizations with multiple locations such as a chain of restaurants or hotels can receive up to $6.25 million in funding support.
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York Region Business Update // February 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.

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Ontario Expands Eligibility for Main Street Relief Grant

The Ontario government is expanding the number of small businesses that can apply for the Main Street Relief Grant to help offset the costs of purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) to cautiously and gradually reopen in parts of the province. Small businesses with 2 to 19 employees in all eligible sectors

Ontario Small Business Support Grant | COVID-19 Funding Spotlight

The Ontario Small Business Support Grant will grant small businesses between $10,000-$20,000 to help cover decreased revenue expected as a result of the provincewide lockdown.
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The Hardware Catalyst Initiative in York Region: Powering the Future of Canadian Hardware

The HCI, which launched in February 2020, is designed for start-ups that are building solutions for artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, wearable computing, 5G, and other transformative technologies.
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2020 Look Back: Our Top 15 York Region Business Community News Stories

2020 was a challenging year for the business community, but there were still moments worth celebrating. Check out our Top 15 list.
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The New Ontario Small Business Support Grant

The government is announcing the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant, which will provide a minimum of $10,000 and up to $20,000 to help small business owners during this challenging period.
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Markham Headquartered Bluewrist 3D Vision Systems Provide Quality Control at Copper Refining Plant

Manually inspecting thousands of sheets of metal per day on multiple production lines running 24 hours a day presents a multitude of quality control challenges. An automated 3D inspection system, on the other hand, can keep up with the steady flow of product and provide quality inspections every time.
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Richmond Hill Headquartered Protect Your Office to Create Safe Workplace Environments via New Partnership

Aug. 20, 2020 /CNW/ – Internet of Things Inc., a software and solutions provider in the artificial intelligence and industrial IoT markets, is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with Get Ready™ and Protect Your Office to create Safe Site Global Association.
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Newmarket Headquartered AirBoss Announces Over US$123 Million of Contracts for PPE to Support U.S. Strategic National Stockpile and the Veterans Health Administration

NEWMARKET, Ontario, July 27, 2020 AirBoss of America Corp. today announced that AirBoss Defense Group has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services – Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response for the manufacture and sale of 50,000 FlexAir™ Powered Air Purifying Respiratorsystems, 3,000,000 high efficiency filters and related accessories, including spare protective hoods, for delivery to the Strategic National Stockpile.  
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Newmarket Headquartered Pulp Moulded Products Receives $300,000 from Government of Canada to Create New Prototype Face Mask to Support Canada's COVID-19 Response

OTTAWA, ON, July 31, 2020 /CNW/ – As we begin to reopen the economy and plan our recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, the Government of Canada is committed to building a clean energy future and supporting the natural resource sectors. 
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York Region Enters Stage 3 of Re-opening

The Provincial government has given York Region approval to enter Stage 3 of re-opening but what exactly does that mean?
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Ontario Moving More Regions into Stage 3 including York Region

The Ontario government is allowing seven more regions to enter Stage 3 on Friday, increasing the number of businesses and public spaces that will reopen across the province. This includes York Region.
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Canada’s Manufacturing Supercluster Invests in Vaughan Companies

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen), the industry-led organization leading Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, has announced a collaborative funding effort worth $28.8 million to support nine cutting-edge projects across Canada, two of which involve Vaughan-based companies.

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Government Signs Deal with Markham Headquartered Lind Equipment to Test UV Sanitizer Tech

The Government of Canada has signed a contract with Markham-based tech company Lind Equipment to test a UV sanitizer technology that could be used to decontaminate work areas and enable the re-use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Demand for face shields looks to be heating up as Canadians seek summertime COVID protection; Aurora-Based Axiom Featured

If wearing a face mask seemed strange to most people not so long ago, wearing a plastic face shield had to be downright weird. But as summertime arrives in Canada, interest in the plastic face coverings is heating up with the weather. Already in regular use by medical staff and some members of the public, face shields appear to be gaining appeal, boosting sales for manufacturers.
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Vaughan Headquartered Sterling Industries Awarded Contracts from Federal, Ontario and Alberta Governments For 27 Million PPE Face Shields

Following announcements from Federal Procurement Minister Anita Anand on May 3rd, and Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Victor Fideli on June 2nd, Sterling Industries is pleased to announce that it has been awarded contracts by

Markham-Based Vexos to Manufacture and Deliver 10,000 MVM Ventilators to the Government of Canada in its national mobilization to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic

MARKHAM, May 26, 2020 /CNW/ — VEXOS Inc., a Global Electronics Manufacturing services (EMS) provider, has signed an agreement with the Government of Canada to manufacture 10,000 Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM) units in the national mobilization to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.