The Regional Municipality Of York


York Region remains a top destination for business, talent and investment

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Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of  York Economic Development 2017 Year in Review Report is in. Over the past year significant progress has been made to grow York Region’s economy and support innovation, reinforcing its nine cities and towns as a destination-of-choice for businesses and top-talent.

“The ongoing investment made by York Regional Council to support economic development continues to encourage business and job growth,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “From start-ups to world-class global organizations, report findings show the Canadian and international business communities continue to choose York Region as their home.”


“The high-density, mixed-use communities in York Region’s provincially-designated urban growth centres remain an important part of our local economy,” said City of Markham Regional Councillor Joe Li, Chair of the Region’s Planning and Economic Development. “York Region offers everything world-class businesses are looking for. In addition to available office space and ample employment lands, our diverse and highly-educated workforce remains a key attraction for a variety of businesses.”

The 2017 Year in Review captures local business trends and provides an annual update on key activities taking place under York Region’s Economic Development Action Plan 2016 to 2019 which provides a road map to advance the Region’s local economy through 2019.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 51,000 businesses with 620,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

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Media Contact:   
Lauren Villani, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675  ext. 71207 or Cell: 905-251-6412

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