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Piller’s Fine Foods Announces Expansion Plans for Brantford

Posted on Thursday, November 05, 2020 11:27 AM

Piller’s Fine Foods has announced plans to build a $19.1 million expansion to their processing facility in Brantford, Ontario.

The new 27,000 square feet addition will house leading-edge, automated processing equipment and additional production equipment to support the company’s growth strategy.

According...

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Province Hosts More 2020 Virtual Events about Trade with India

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:11 PM

The Province of Ontario is organizing two online events around investment and business opportunities in India.

Opportunities in India’s eCommerce Market

Online November 19, 2020

The Ontario government is holding a free webinar on the Indian e-commerce market, local e-marketplaces and enabling services,...

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September 2020 Construction Numbers

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:43 AM

Housing Starts boost Brantford’s construction value in September

The City released its September 2020 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $41.301 million for 93 permits issued, which is almost double the 5-year average for this time period. This increase in construction...

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September 2020 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, October 09, 2020 01:12 PM

The latest Statistics Canada local labour market report customized for the Brantford CMA for last month is now available.

September Unemployment Rate: Brantford 8.1% [-] Ontario 9.5% [-] Canada 9.0% [-]

Be sure to review the participation rate and the employment rate (reported as percentages), as well...

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Upfield Canada Chooses Brantford for New Plant-Based Spreads And New Vegan Cheese Facility

Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2020 09:25 AM

Upfield joins Brantford's expanding food manufacturing sector

Upfield Canada Inc. is expanding its operations with a new Canadian production facility.  The new state-of-the-art facility in Brantford will provide expanded capacity as well as the technical and production efficiencies required to support...

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Beautifully Remodeled Building Embodies Downtown Transformation

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:25 PM

The beautifully and completely remodeled 3 story building at 9-15 Queen Street in Brantford embodies the continued transformation of the city’s downtown.

Apartment Rental Information

Brand new, high-end, modern apartments with 1, 2, and 3 bedroom layouts in the heart of the city’s downtown core. ...

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August 2020 Construction Numbers

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:15 AM

Brantford sees strong industrial construction in August

The City released its August 2020 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $12.389 million for 101 permits issued. Increases were seen in the Industrial and Duplex, Triplex, Fourplex (New) sectors of construction.

The...

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Brantford named one of Canada's Best Locations to Invest for Business

Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 04:07 PM

The City of Brantford has been named one of the nation’s best locations for businesses to invest. Site Selection Magazine recognized Advantage Brantford among 20 local and regional groups across the nation representing “Canada’s Best Location,” based on corporate end-user facility investment and...

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August 2020 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, September 04, 2020 01:13 PM

The latest Statistics Canada local labour market report customized for the Brantford CMA for last month is now available.

August Unemployment Rate: Brantford 9.8% [-] Ontario 10.6% [-] Canada 10.2% [-]

Be sure to review the participation rate and the employment rate (reported as percentages), as well...

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Grand Erie COVID-19 Business Insights Survey Results Released

Posted on Wednesday, September 02, 2020 09:40 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns shocked businesses and the workforce across the Grand Erie area in an unprecedented manner starting in March 2020. A few months in, as businesses began to contemplate, prepare, and execute plans to reopen, community organizations looked to identify interventions...