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June 2020 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, July 10, 2020 11:56 AM

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

June Unemployment Rate: Brantford 12.6% [+] Ontario 12.2% [-] Canada 12.3% [-]

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

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Grissin Bon Limited Expands Food Production Facility

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020 03:00 PM

Grissin Bon Limited is expanding their food manufacturing facility at 43 Roy Blvd. Lanca Contracting Limited begun construction on the phase 2 addition in May, which will create an additional 26,414 square feet of food production space for a second production line to be installed in Q4 of 2020. The project...

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Council approves Economic Recovery Action Plan

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:02 AM

At their meeting held virtually on Tuesday, June 23, Brantford City Council unanimously approved the Economic Recovery Action Plan put forth by the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Task Force. Working together, the Task Force has successfully developed a progressive, action-driven plan to position the City...

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Digital Main Street Helps Local Businesses Expand Online

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 04:34 PM

The Brantford-Brant Resource Centre (BRC) is seeking to raise awareness about the Digital Main Street Grant that is available to help small businesses in Brantford improve their online capabilities.

A $10,000 grant from the Ontario government was received by the BRC to establish a Digital Service...

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FedDev Ontario and partners to assist nearly 23,000 Ontario businesses in embracing online commerce

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 03:57 PM

The Government of Canada invests $50 million towards helping businesses across the region adopt digital technologies to recover from the pandemic and emerge stronger.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on businesses of all sizes across the country. In particular, retail-oriented main street...

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Seeking Local COVID-19 PPE and Safety Suppliers

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 03:38 PM

The demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and safety equipment 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 these supplies will become increasingly important.

The Chamber...

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Feature Development: 37 Woodyatt Drive

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 03:25 PM

Overview

37 Woodyatt Drive offers a unique opportunity to purchase a facility with freezer, cooler and ambient warehouse space. The site is well suited for warehousing or manufacturing, featuring ample dock and drive in loading, heavy power and 18’ – 23’ clear height. The facility has been recently renovated...

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Small Business Profile: JDM Electric Ltd.

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 03:13 PM

Arthur C. Clarke once said, “All human plans are subject to ruthless revision by Nature, or Fate, or whatever one preferred to call the powers behind the Universe.”

When ruthless revisions happen in life we often have to step back and reevaluate. The next steps are not often clear-cut or uncomplicated....

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May 2020 Construction Numbers

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 03:23 PM

Brantford on track for record setting construction year

The City released its May 2020 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a substantial construction value of $41.607 million for 94 issued permits. The construction value attained in May 2020 is more than three times the value attained in May...

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Brantford Cautiously Continues Gradual Reopening

Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2020 09:59 AM

On Monday June 8, the Province announced that the City of Brantford and the County of Brant, along with 23 other jurisdictions, are permitted to advance to Stage 2 of the Province’s re-opening plan beginning Friday, June 12, 2020.

“While the City is certainly encouraged that we can enter this next phase,...