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Grand Opening ceremonies outside of the New City Hall at 58 Dalhousie St.

Home in Brantford's New City Hall

Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 09:30 AM

The Economic Development and Tourism Department is now at home in Brantford’s new City Hall.  The move brings us together with many other City departments under one roof at the beautifully renovated historical building at 58 Dalhousie in downtown Brantford. This modern space enables staff to more...

Connect with a one-time $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant for your small business

Connect with a one-time $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant for your small business

Posted on Friday, September 17, 2021 10:06 AM

Digital Main Street (DMS) is a program focused on assisting small businesses with their adoption of technologies. The Digital Transformation Grant program provides funding for training, advisory support, and grants to brick-and-mortar small businesses looking to increase their capacity through digital...

Monthly Labour Market Update Graphic

August 2021 Labour Market Update

Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:55 PM

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

August Unemployment Rate: Brantford 5.7% [-] Ontario 7.6% [-] Canada 7.1% [-]

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

Downtown Brantford looking north (wide angle view)

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...

Monthly Labour Market Update Graphic

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...

aerial view of 130 Savannah Oaks next to highway 403

Feature Development: 130 Savannah Oaks Drive

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

Overview

  • 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,...

work at Grissin Bon in Brantford and exterior of Elastochem in Brantford

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...

collage of small business owners and workers practicing their trade

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.

Overview

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

Criteria

Criteria...

help wanted sign with #SignsOfHiring hashtag written below it

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.

#SignsOfHiring

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

images of workers in various industries

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...