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New Brantford Downtown Community Improvement Plan

Posted on Monday, September 13, 2021 11:05 AM

Recently, Brantford City Council adopted the Downtown Community Improvement Plan (CIP) to promote development and investment in the Downtown.

The Downtown Community Improvement Plan is intended to support Downtown revitalization and bring more people to live and work in Downtown Brantford by helping...

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July 2021 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, August 06, 2021 04:08 PM

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

July Unemployment Rate: Brantford 6.1% [-] Ontario 8.0% [-] Canada 7.5% [-]

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

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Feature Development: 130 Savannah Oaks Drive

Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2021 08:55 AM


  • Address: 130 Savannah Oaks Drive, Brantford
  • Lot Size:  ±27.4 Total / ±10.3 Top of Bank
  • Zoning: M3-5 Industrial

Prestige industrial development site along the Highway 403 corridor

130 Savannah Oaks Drive is a unique offering in the marketplace with ±27.4 acres of development land,...

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Province Investing in Local Businesses to Boost Growth in Brantford Area

Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 01:35 PM

The Ontario government is supporting an investment of $25 million by local manufacturers to help strengthen domestic manufacturing and attract investment in Brantford. The province is investing nearly $2.4 million in four Brantford-area businesses through the Regional Development Program that will help...

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Enterprise Brant offering Build Business Back Better Loan

Posted on Friday, July 23, 2021 09:38 AM

Enterprise Brant is offering Brantford and area businesses the Build Business Back Better Loan.


The loan offers:

  • Loan amounts starting from $2,500
  • Fixed interest rate of 2.45% and interest only payments for the first year
  • Repayable anytime in part or in full without penalty
  • Flexible terms



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St. Leonard’s wants to see your #SignsOfHiring

Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:16 PM

Have you seen the signs? The economy has begun to recover from the pandemic and the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders that came along with it. Businesses are showing signs of hiring again.


When you see a 'Now Hiring' or 'Help Wanted' sign in a local business, snap a picture of the sign...

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Jobs and Growth Fund to Create Jobs and Foster Economic Activity

Posted on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 02:31 PM

Applications can now be submitted for new fund supporting clean, inclusive recovery and long-term economic growth.

As Canada works to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the vitality of businesses and communities is key to our economic recovery. The Government of Canada has made the commitment to create...

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Tourism Relief Fund Helps Tourism Businesses and Organizations Recover and Grow

Posted on Monday, July 12, 2021 03:11 PM

In March 2020, tourism came to a screeching halt as public safety measures kept most Canadians home and international borders closed. Now that vaccination efforts are paying off and declining case rates are allowing the easing of restrictions, tourism businesses and organizations from coast to coast...

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June 2021 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, July 09, 2021 11:54 AM

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

June Unemployment Rate: Brantford 6.5% [+] Ontario 8.4% [-] Canada 7.8% [-]

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

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Free Skills Training for Newcomers

Posted on Friday, July 02, 2021 09:41 AM

The Ontario government is providing $7.7 million in language and skills training supports to help 2,700 newcomers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic start new jobs.

New immigrants were among the hardest hit by COVID-19 with an employment loss of 12%, compared to only 4% for the Canadian-born population.