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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.


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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...

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Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards

Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2020 04:24 PM

2020 award applications now open

The WSIB’s Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards recognize outstanding health and safety achievements in small businesses with fewer than 50 employees. 

Many small business owners work hard to keep the people who work for them healthy and safe. It goes...

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Piller’s Receives Funding for New Automated Line

Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2020 12:51 PM

Brantford food processing plant Piller’s Fine Foods is getting a $200,000 grant for automated packing equipment from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. A total of 75 projects across Ontario received grants in the latest round.

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial...

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Funding will improve food safety and productivity for Ontario Food Processors

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:40 PM

Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP)

The Governments of Canada and Ontario are providing more than $5.4 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) to help food processing businesses improve food safety, increase labour productivity and enable better access to markets. These strategic...

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July 2020 Construction Numbers

Posted on Saturday, August 22, 2020 09:56 AM

Brantford's construction value on pace for an exceptional year

The City released its July 2020 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $7.529 million for 109 permits issued. Increases were seen in the Residential (Accessory, Alterations, Additions) sector and Duplex, Triplex,...

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Large October Virtual Job Fair Free to Local Businesses and Job Seekers

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:06 AM

We are excited to announce the Grand Erie Virtual Job Fair & Skills Exploration Event, to be held entirely online Oct. 6, 2020, serving Brantford and surrounding communities.

This day-long virtual event will be free to residents. An anticipated 2,000 to 3,000 participants from our...

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Funding of up to $100,000 Available from the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program

Posted on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 01:38 PM


The Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) is a partnership with small- and medium-sized automotive parts suppliers in Ontario.

The goal is to help modernize Ontario’s automotive supply chain and make it more competitive.


Your business could get up to $100,000 to...