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 Kevin Finney, Director of Economic, Development and Tourism at the City of Brantford, Jason Fischer, Vice-President & GM, Apotex Pharmachem and Will Bouma MPP Brantford-Brant, ready to load hand sanitizer for donation among local community agencies and healthcare facilities.

Apotex Pharmachem Produces Hand Sanitizer to Support the Fight Against COVID-19

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 02:36 PM

Apotex Pharmachem, Canada's largest producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients, is using its technical expertise and manufacturing capability to produce hand sanitizer in support of frontline workers who are battling the COVID-19 virus.

A division of Apotex, the facility located in Brantford, Ontario,...

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March 2020 Labour Market Update

Posted on Thursday, April 09, 2020 03:31 PM

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

March Unemployment Rate: Brantford 5.9% [+] Ontario 7.6% [+] Canada 7.8% [+]

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

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City Launches #BrantfordTogether Campaign to Support Local Businesses

Posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2020 09:18 AM

Promoting and supporting local business

The City of Brantford Economic Development and Tourism Department is proud to launch a new social media campaign in support of our local businesses that are working hard to deliver their exceptional products and services to our community with minimal disruption.

The...

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Supporting Businesses Through COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:21 PM

A Letter from the Director of Economic Development and Tourism

Dear valued partners,

The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges to various aspects of our everyday lives and to the many businesses that serve as the backbone to our local economy. Disruptions to global supply chains, decreasing...

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Ontario seeks supplies, innovation, and ideas in COVID-19 battle

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:56 AM

The Province of Ontario is asking for supplies, innovative solutions, and ideas to help with COVID-19 response efforts.  Please review the information below and share how you can support the ongoing work in our province.

Supply emergency products to help fight Coronavirus

Fill out this page to tell...

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Canadian manufacturers can help meet critical shortages in COVID-19 fight

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 09:23 AM

Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) will invest $50 million in Supercluster funding to support companies as they rapidly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by building a Canadian supply of essential equipment, products, and therapeutics.

For more information on NGen’s COVID-19 Response Program,...

All-Round Champion television program set up at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre

Sports Competition TV Series Shot in Brantford Airs on TVO

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2020 02:30 PM

All-Round Champion is an elite teenage athlete sports competition airing on TVO. The production filmed in the summer of 2019, with 4 out of 10 episodes shot on location in Brantford.

The first episode, filmed at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, features high diving.  You can stream past episodes...

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February 2020 Construction Numbers

Posted on Monday, March 23, 2020 04:24 PM

Construction sees significant growth in February

The City released its February 2020 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $21.359 million for 70 issued permits. The construction value in February is more than double the value attained for the month in 2019 and is the...

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New program aims to help SMEs increase productivity and competitiveness

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2020 03:47 PM

Keeping up to date and assessing how new technologies can be applied to maximize return on investment and improve your bottom line is a challenge. CME’s Technology Adoption Report shows that 42% of manufacturers identify uncertain ROI as the main reason why they are not investing in new technology.

Businesses...

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February 2020 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, March 06, 2020 01:11 PM

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

February Unemployment Rate: Brantford 4.7% [+] Ontario 5.5% [+] Canada 5.6% [+]

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