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York Region’s auto parts and autotech sector revs up with the APMA Conference and OVIN Demonstration Zones

York Region Economic Development was out in full force at the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) 71st Annual Conference on September 26th as title sponsor, alongside the City of Vaughan to promote our thriving auto sector.
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Legacy Supply Chain announces omni-channel and eCommerce fulfillment expansion in Vaughan

This new facility, Legacy’s fourth in the GTA, is part of Legacy’s US and Canada fulfillment network, with additional locations in the Indianapolis, IN, and Reno, NV markets. This integrated network enables omni-channel brands to deliver products to end consumers faster and more affordably with connected technology and customer service platforms.
Markham Fair entrance

Markham Fair: A Grand Tradition of Excellence and Community Spirit!

Set against the backdrop of the crisp autumn season, this iconic event, happening annually the weekend before Canadian Thanksgiving, draws over 80,000 attendees. With a staggering 12,000+ items showcased by about 3,000 exhibitors, it’s a vibrant display of excellence, competition, and community pride.
Government Officials at Teva Canada

Government tour of Teva Canada’s Stouffville manufacturing facility showcases pharmaceutical capabilities and underscores economic value to Canada

A Centre of Pharmaceutical Excellence – The Stouffville manufacturing facility, one of North America’s largest, produces generic medicines in tablet and capsule dosage forms spanning a wide range of therapies including pain management, cardiovascular diseases, and mental health. The facility provides end-to-end manufacturing of medicines, from dispensing the raw materials to the production of the finished dosage format.
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
John Solomos, a Markham entrepreneur and founder of BlueBird IT Solutions

How BlueBird IT Solutions built a leading healthcare IT infrastructure company in Markham

BlueBird IT Solutions is part of a consortium of companies that have received funding from the Canadian Space Agency to help build a medical capsule that could withstand extreme temperatures (and, eventually, space) and be used to treat people virtually in remote and Indigenous communities.
YSpace ELLA Participants

Breaking barriers: women tech founders change venture capital landscape

Across the country, organizations are pushing for greater gender diversity to support women’s participation in the tech sector. VentureLAB’s Tech Undivided program and the federal government’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) are among the initiatives helping women entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses.
Hugh Chow

Hugh Chow, global leader in innovation and technology appointed CEO at ventureLAB 

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is our pleasure to welcome Hugh to the dynamic ventureLAB team,” said Yalda Riahi, Chair of ventureLAB’s Board of Directors. “We believe that Hugh’s unique expertise in many of the technology-centric sectors will help move us to the next chapter of helping Canadian companies succeed globally. We also believe his leadership will contribute significantly to Canada’s goal of solidifying our position in key high-value industries, including semiconductors, AI and medtech.” 
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Vaughan headquartered Kontrol Technologies selected for multi-year emission monitoring solution

“As part of our ongoing focus on organic growth and expanding our high margin business we will continue to target large, new infrastructure opportunities where our solutions can drive recurring revenues,” continues Ghezzi.
Mackenzie Health in Richmond Hill

York Region Headquartered Hospital Mackenzie Health receives its second Davies Award

“We’re proud to receive the Davies Award of Excellence from HIMSS for a second time and for shining a light on how we are changing the landscape of healthcare innovation across the sector,” said Purvi Desai (pictured), vice president, Digital Health and chief information officer.
Summer Company Participant

Student businesses soar through York Region summer program

The York Small Business Enterprise Centre celebrated another successful flight of students in its summer business program on Aug. 25, with a display of their success at 17150 Yonge St. The program invites nine students from secondary or post-secondary schools in York Region to start up their own businesses, receive skills development, mentoring and up to $3,000 of financial support.