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York Region recognizes Economic Development Week

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York Region is recognizing Economic Development Week, which runs from May 6-11, 2019, by celebrating the contributions of economic development in our community. Economic vitality is a priority for Regional Council and is fundamental in maintaining a prosperous Region with a high quality of life. York Region recognizes that business and job growth are vital to promoting economic resilience and helping our communities thrive.

Our economic development team provides a range of business development services including investment marketing through YorkLink and small business support through the York Small Business Enterprise Centre. They also support broadband and innovation initiatives, as well as promote York Region’s thriving agriculture and agri-food sector.

York Region works collaboratively with local municipalities, chambers of commerce and Regional Innovation Centres such as ventureLAB, supporting entrepreneurs building scalable tech businesses.

This week, we say thank you to everyone who works to support businesses and strengthen our local economy in York Region.

Learn more about our work in the 2018 York Region Economic Development Year in Review.

Quick facts

  • York Region is home to 1.2 million residents and 52,000 businesses with over 636,000 employees
  • York Region’s key sectors include: Information and Communications Technology, Life Sciences, Clean Technology, Financial Business and Insurance Services, Building and Construction, Agriculture and Agri-Food
  • York Region’s tech sector includes over 4,300 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies
  • The Region’s nine local cities and towns are some of Toronto area’s most sought-after communities, attracting up to 20,000 new residents every year




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