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Markham-based Midea Canada expands operations with move to new 10,000 sq. ft. office

Midea Canada, a leading global home appliance brand, is thrilled to announce the relocation of its headquarters to a new, spacious 10,000-square-foot office. This strategic move is in response to the increasing market needs and underscores our commitment to providing unparalleled support to our stakeholders in Canada.
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TPG acquires majority of Oxford’s GTA industrial portfolio including a Vaughan business park in new joint venture

The joint venture, which is the first between TPG and Oxford, represents one of the largest private industrial real estate transactions in Canada to date. TPG Real Estate, TPG’s diversified real estate investment platform, is acquiring the properties through its dedicated real estate equity fund series.
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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
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York Region’s Top 10 Threats: What’s the plan for your business?

The Regional Municipality of York conducts an annual Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA) to identify the top 10 threats facing our communities and York Region businesses. Use it to inform your business continuity plans so your business can be as effective as possible during a service disruption and quickly recover afterwards.
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Building Out Spokes: Selecting the Right Space for Your Company’s Return-to-Office Plan

The hub-and-spoke office model pushes companies to reconsider a single central location and instead have a primary head office with smaller ‘spoke’ locations placed closer to where employees live. Giving staff the option to come into the office with more accessibility and comfort.
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York University Officially Opens Newest YSpace Location in Northern York Region

“By leveraging the success of YSpace’s programs and making customized resources available to the Town of Georgina and the Town of East Gwillimbury, York University is facilitating entrepreneurship and business acceleration in northern York Region,” says York University’s Vice-President Research and Innovation Amir Asif.
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AIMMO Enters Global Market with the Launch of AIMMO Canada in Markham

AIMMO’s move to YSpace fast tracks opportunities for growth and collaborations. Established as a part of York University in Canada, YSpace supports communities of innovators and entrepreneurs so that they can continue to grow and have a positive impact on society.
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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.
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York University’s YSpace Expands to Northern York Region

This dedicated space will feature virtual and in-person learning and allow for collaboration with other business owners and create connections with mentors. The physical space will offer computer access, internet, video conferencing solutions, photography tools for e-commerce and online content creation, collaboration spaces, programming support, and business community resources.
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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.
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Federal Government Announces New Targeted COVID-19 Business Support

The Government of Canada has confirmed that certain existing income and business support programs will end on October 23, 2021, as previously announced. This includes the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy and the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy.
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Life Sciences Company LGC Relocating to Vaughan From Toronto, Bringing 400 ‘Highly-Skilled’ Jobs

LGC is an international life sciences measurement and tools company headquartered in the United Kingdom. LGC is expected to open its 200,000-sq.-ft. facility in 2024.
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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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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.

Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

Small BusinessThe Ontario Government is committing $241 million to partner with the federal government and deliver more than $900 million in urgent relief to small businesses and their landlords through a new program, the Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (OCECRA).

Markham-Based Silicon Incubator Hits The Ground Running

HCI group photoOn Feb. 6 in Markham, Ont., ventureLAB, a York Region-based tech business development organization, celebrated the launch of its new incubator for silicon-powered technologies, the Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI).

ventureLAB in Markham Announces First Cohort of its Hardware Catalyst Initiative Companies

Melissa Chee SpeakingMarkham, Ontario-based technology hub ventureLAB has announced the first cohort of companies in its Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI), Canada’s first hardware and silicon-focused incubator for tech companies building solutions for technologies like AI, IoT, wearable computing, 5G, and other transformative technologies that will enable the creation of products and solutions that scale globally.

York Region’s ventureLAB Welcomes Breakthrough Tech Companies Paving the Way for Innovations Such as Combatting Blindness and Powering Self-Driving Wheelchairs

Man with Cleaning Robot in HCIMarkham, ON January 30, 2020 – Today, ventureLAB, a leading technology hub located in York Region — Canada’s second largest tech hub — announced the first cohort of companies in its Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI) and $8 million in resources and mentorship from founding partners, including global tech leaders AMD and Synopsis.

Piramal Pharma Solutions Invests $25 Million to Expand its Aurora Facility With a State-of-the-art API Manufacturing Wing

Piramal GroundbreakingAURORA, OntarioJan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Piramal Enterprises Limited’s Pharma Solutions business, a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization, announced plans to expand its Aurora facility in Canada with the addition of a new state-of-the-art wing dedicated to manufacturing Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients.

New Hardware Incubator and Lab Opens in York Region

Man in front of Autonomous RobotAs part of this growing hub, York Region’s ventureLAB has launched the Hardware Catalyst Initiative (HCI) to help spur the global adoption of Canadian-made hardware and silicon technologies; namely the technologies that form the foundation for artificial intelligence, machine learning and quantum computing.

Towering Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Vaughan's Downtown

Proposed 15 storey office tower in VaughanAn application submitted to the City of Vaughan proposes a three-tower redevelopment of 3300 Highway 7 in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre area, the suburban Toronto city’s downtown now forming around the 2017-opened subway station of the same name.