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New Chamber of Commerce Program Highlights Local Businesses

Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2021 09:29 AM

The Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant is proud to announce their #ShopLocalBrantfordBrant campaign! Over the next few months, the Chamber will be celebrating all the local businesses that “make it happen” in our community.

This program is a series of initiatives encouraging the people of #BrantfordBrant...

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Next SWODF Funding Opportunity Helps Businesses Expand and Invest in Jobs

Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 09:29 AM

How it works

The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund provides support for projects and investments to businesses, municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for economic development in southwestern Ontario.

SWODF is a fund designed to help businesses create new jobs, and invest in new technologies,...

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Feature Development: 84 Market Street

Posted on Monday, October 25, 2021 11:59 AM


BUILT - 1952 | ARCHITECT - Leslie H. Kemp

  • Historical 3 storey office building with strong presence
  • 17,577 Sf - 5,559 Sf / floor with additional large finished lower level
  • Elevator access to all 4 levels
  • Recently occupied with well-maintained HVAC & mechanical systems
  • Adaptable...

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BDC Report on Labour Shortage Strategies for Businesses

Posted on Monday, October 25, 2021 09:04 AM

Hiring Difficulties Are Not Going Away

Labour shortage is not a new phenomenon in Canada. But as the economy recovers and the job market bounces back, the pressure on employers is intensifying.

55% of Canadian entrepreneurs are struggling to hire the workers they need, which leaves them with no choice...

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My Main Street: Local Recovery Through Community Strength

Posted on Friday, October 22, 2021 04:22 PM

The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) launched a pilot program with the Economic Developers Council of Ontario called My Main Street, a $23.25-million investment funded by FedDev Ontario, to help drive business and restore vibrancy to local communities across southern Ontario as we continue to wrestle with...

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New targeted COVID-19 support measures to create jobs and growth

Posted on Friday, October 22, 2021 02:01 PM


With one of the most successful vaccination campaigns in the world, many businesses safely reopening, and employment now back to pre-pandemic levels, Canadians have reached a turning point in the fight against COVID-19. The government has now surpassed its target of creating a million new jobs....

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City Announces Tree Planting Grant Program

Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2021 03:13 PM

The City of Brantford is pleased to announce a funding opportunity available for local commercial and industrial businesses. The Commercial/Industrial Tree Planting Grant Program will help cover the costs of tree planting on any industrial or commercial property within the City of Brantford limits with...

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September 2021 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, October 08, 2021 04:27 PM

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

September Unemployment Rate: Brantford 6.1% [+] Ontario 7.3% [-] Canada 6.9% [-]

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

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City Launches Downtown Improvement Task Force

Posted on Friday, September 24, 2021 11:21 AM

In May 2021, Brantford City Council approved the creation of the Downtown Improvement Task Force to address ongoing challenges in the downtown core. The primary goal of the task force, which held its first meeting in August, is to make recommendations with respect to both short and long-term actions...

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Laurier Launches Microsoft Courses for Professionals

Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2021 11:29 AM

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Office of Continuing Education is now opening registration for a suite of four Microsoft courses. The online programming is offered in partnership with Microsoft and includes specialist courses in business analytics, Excel, PowerPoint and Word taught by industry professionals.