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Delegats at ventureLAB

Government of Canada supports expansion of services at ventureLAB

$4.5 million for the next phase of the Hardware Catalyst Initiative, supporting 30 technology companies while creating and maintaining over 170 jobs in southern Ontario.
YSpace at York Regional Council

York Region giving $1.08M boost to international, women-led businesses

The funding proposed would be over three years and would come from the region’s Innovation Investment Fund, which the region includes in its budget to support innovative projects on an application basis.
OVIN demonstration zone challenges launched

Smart mobility innovators here’s your chance! OVIN Demonstration Zone challenges launch in Markham and Vaughan

It is no secret that the way people and goods move is changing. From the transition to hybrid or fully-electric cars to better the environment or drone delivery to support hospital capacity, there is no shortage of examples of ways innovation is propelling sustainability in our communities and moving us forward.
Keswick Business Park

Town of Georgina business park offers a rare location opportunity at the top of the GTA

More than half of Keswick Business Park’s 500 acres have already been snapped up by industrial, high-tech developers
OVIN DZ announcement in Vaughan - group shot

OVIN to launch demonstration sites for automotive and mobility technologies in Markham and Vaughan

The OVIN Demonstration Zone will give Ontario small and medium-sized businesses real-world environments to pilot and demonstrate innovative automotive and mobility solutions, including electric vehicle technologies, shared and integrated mobility solutions, robotics, and connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.
Chris Prendergast, CEO of Jamstack Inc. (a client of Merry Electronics), Mayor David West, Bill Burrows, general manager of Merry Electronics, Deputy Mayor Godwin Chan, and Marco Mo, director of corporate sales for Canada Computers. - City of Richmond Hill photo

Merry Electronics, Canada Computers to open head offices in Richmond Hill

Canada Computers is the nation’s largest Canadian-owned retailer of computers and electronics. Merry Electronics is a world-leading manufacturer of electroacoustic products, and specializes in the design and manufacture of earphones, headsets, assistive listening devices, and more.
AMTB Factory

Federal government invests in Vaughan-based auto parts manufacturer, AMTB to bolster EV supply chain

“Canadian manufacturers are reaching their potential as they support Canada’s transition to a net-zero economy. Today, our government is investing in ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Americas Limited as it transitions its Concord facility to support a cleaner, more fuel-efficient future for the automotive sector while creating 65 good, skilled jobs.
Yonge North Subway Extension Map

Ontario advancing contract for Yonge North Subway Extension

The Advance Tunnel Contract includes designing the tunnels and building the launch and extraction shafts that will be used for the tunnel boring machines. It also includes the design and construction of headwalls for stations and emergency exit buildings. To deliver the new subway as quickly as possible, tunneling will begin first, followed by a separate contract to build the stations, rail and systems.
Federal, Provincial, and Regional Politicians at the announcement for broadband funding.

Governments of Canada and Ontario invest over $48 million to bring high-speed internet access to more than 3,800 homes and businesses in York Region

This project is part of an existing partnership between Ontario and Canada. On July 29, 2021, the governments announced their partnership to support large-scale, fibre-based projects that will provide high-speed internet access to more than 280,000 rural and remote households across the province.
Shein logo

SHEIN Opens 170,000 sq ft. Warehouse and Office in Markham

SHEIN is a global fashion and lifestyle e-retailer committed to making the beauty of fashion accessible to all. We use on-demand manufacturing technology to connect suppliers to our agile supply chain, reducing inventory waste and enabling us to deliver a variety of affordable products to customers around the world.
A collage of ribbon cutting photos

Major New Business Investments in York Region: Discover Who They Are Now!

These new business investments and expansions in the Region’s tech, life science, and distribution sectors are a clear indicator that York Region is a location of choice to launch, scale, and tap into the talent pool and business opportunities available in the GTA.
Audience in the #YRtech Pavilion

Tech Investments, Jobs, and Tech Experts Collide in York Region’s #YRtech Pavilion at Collision

With the announcement of over $250 million in business investments and expansions, along with the creation of 800 jobs, new partnerships, and multiple startup pitch competitions, York Region’s #YRtech Pavilion was a big draw for those that came to check out the ‘Olympics of Tech’ in North America.
#YRtech Pavilion Rendering

York Region to Highlight Significant Investments and Business Expansions at Collision Conference

As Canada’s second-largest tech hub, York Region’s pavilion at the Conference will host local municipal leaders and business partners who will make announcements over the three-day period about significant investments, business expansions, new partnerships and innovative projects across York Region.
Rendering of new Lobal Distribution Facility in East Gwillimbury

Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust and Loblaw Companies Limited Announce Industrial Development in East Gwillimbury

Loblaw intends to build a 1.2 million square foot, automated, multi-temperature industrial facility on part of the Property to add capacity and create new capabilities for the retailer.
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2021 Year In Review // York Region Economic Development

On behalf of York Region Economic Strategy, I am pleased to present the 2021 Economic
Development Year in Review. This is an overview of economic development activities undertaken this past year, highlights of business news from across the Region, and important economic indicators showing the strength and resilience of our business community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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. 
Hardware Catalyst Institute

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.