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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.
Scottie Barnes at Skilled Trades College

Scottie Barnes Teams with Skilled Trades College of Canada in Vaughan to Provide Scholarships for Black and Indigenous Students

STC and Barnes have plans to award four scholarships annually over the next three years. Students awarded scholarships will be eligible to become an apprentice in their trade of choice and their scholarship will cover not only their full tuition, but all learning materials including tools and textbooks.
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.
Vaughan City Hall

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.