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Regional Relief and Recovery Fund Available in Brantford

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2020 04:08 PM

Overview

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) provides financial contributions (interest-free loans) to help support fixed operating costs of SMEs, where business revenues have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Fund, valued at more than $962 million nationally, is delivered...

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Sourcing PPE During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2020 03:52 PM

The demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will continue to grow throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As businesses begin to open and people begin to return to work, the ability to quickly and conveniently source PPE supplies will become increasingly important.

To address this need, two portals...

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April 2020 Construction Numbers

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 04:20 PM

City sees strong residential construction in April

The City released its April 2020 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $8.053 million for 46 issued permits. Increases were seen in the Single Detached Residential (New) and Industrial Sectors.

The Single Detached Residential...

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Council Approves Formation of Mayor’s Economic Recovery Task Force

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 04:16 PM

At their meeting held virtually on Tuesday May 12, Brantford City Council unanimously approved the formation of the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Task Force to consolidate recovery and rebuilding efforts across all sectors of the city’s local economy.

Explore Brantford's COVID-19 Economic Recovery Efforts

In...

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Dynamic Online Business Event Links Indigenous and non-Indigenous Community and Business Leaders

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 12:00 PM

Connect with a dynamic business development network for success! 

We are excited to participate in ABM Indigenous Southern Ontario, a unique online business networking event, in Ohsweken June 9 + 10. ABM connects Indigenous and non-Indigenous decision makers to create opportunities...

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April 2020 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, May 08, 2020 10:49 AM

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

April Unemployment Rate: Brantford 9.4% [+] Ontario 11.3% [+] Canada 13.0% [+]

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

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APC Filtration Inc. Recognized with Gold Tier Supplier Award

Posted on Thursday, May 07, 2020 09:34 AM

The Award

On April 27th, Brantford’s  APC Filtration Inc. was presented the Gold Tier Award for the second consecutive year for BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems sector. This award honors suppliers for exceptional performance and contributions to supply chain success in 2019.

With over 2,200...

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Koolatron Retooling to Protect Frontline Workers

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:27 AM

Koolatron Corporation has stepped up to address the critical shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available to help protect our frontline workers and healthcare professionals during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Koolatron Corporation is a long-standing corporate citizen in the City of Brantford...

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Summary of Current COVID-19 Measures from the CRA

Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 10:23 AM

COVID-19 Update: Additional measures from the Canada Revenue Agency for businesses

NOTE:  The following information was shared by the Canada Revenue Agency on April 21, 2020 to help businesses understand the Agency's response measures. This information is very useful but it also may change as programs...

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March 2020 Construction Number

Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 02:51 PM

City’s permit activity remains strong in March

Today, the City released its March 2020 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $32.949 million for 69 issued permits. The construction value in March is more than the value attained for the month in 2019 and is the highest...