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November 2020 Construction Numbers

Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:49 AM

The City released its November 2020 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $14.920 million for 68 permits issued. The year-to-date construction value for 2020 is a record-breaking $240.178 million for 1,012 permits issued, which is 26 per cent above last year’s year-to-date...

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COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Businesses

Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 02:00 PM

The Government of Ontario is providing $8 million to support small business and registered charity customers who are struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.

The COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business (CEAP-SB) provides a one time, on-bill credit to eligible...

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SME Supports from Enterprise Brant

Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:25 PM

The Pandemic has affected all of us and changed the way some of us will operate going forward. Many small businesses and community organizations have been impacted from closures and other public health measures put in place to keep us all safe.  Fed Dev Ontario has announced 30M in additional RRRF...

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November 2020 Labour Market Update

Posted on Monday, December 07, 2020 11:48 AM

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

November Unemployment Rate: Brantford 6.6% [-] Ontario 9.1% [-] Canada 8.5% [-]

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

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Digital Service Squad Helps Small Businesses Embrace Online Tech

Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2020 09:52 AM

In partnership with the Downtown Brantford BIA, the Brantford-Brant Business Resource Enterprise Centre (BRC) has received a $15,000 grant from Digital Main Street Ontario for a Digital Service Squad (DSS) to help small downtown businesses use digital technologies to adapt to a rapidly changing environment....

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Feature Development: 18 Spalding Drive

Posted on Monday, November 30, 2020 03:58 PM

Overview

Stand-alone 10,800 sf industrial building on large 2 acre lot with plenty of room for yard space. Property is finished with private office, large open office area, male/female office washrooms.

  • Warehouse has lunchroom, shop, and offices.
  • 600 amp / 600 Volt Hydro service.
  • 2 drive in doors.
  • 12x10...

From left, Kevin Finney, director of Brantford Economic Development, MP Phil McColeman, Heritage Hockey Sticks owner Graeme Roustan, MPP Will Bouma, and Brantford Mayor Kevin Davis in the soon to be new home of Heritage.  Barry Gray / The Hamilton Spectator

Brantford Welcomes Historic Stick Maker to the Community

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020 10:15 AM

Heritage Hockey Sticks Inc., which has been making ice hockey sticks for elite and amateur athletes for more than 100 years, is moving its manufacturing operations to Brantford.

The company is relocating from a century old facility in Cambridge to a more modern and efficient building on Spalding Drive....

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October 2020 Construction Numbers

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 09:51 AM

Brantford breaks development record with more than $225 million in construction

Brantford is having its biggest construction year in history. The year-to-date construction value for 2020 is $225.258 million, which already exceeds the previous yearly record of $211.828 million set in 2005.

“This year...

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Businesses to see relief from Provincial Tax Cut recommended by Mayor's Task Force

Posted on Monday, November 09, 2020 09:18 AM

As a result of reductions announced in the 2020 Ontario budget tabled at Queen's Park on November 5th, businesses in Brantford are now positioned to save $6.8-million in provincial taxes. The reduction, lobbied for by several municipalities including the City of Brantford’s Mayor's Economic Recovery...

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October 2020 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, November 06, 2020 09:39 AM

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

September Unemployment Rate: October Unemployment Rate: Brantford 7.2% [-] Ontario 9.6% [+] Canada 8.9% [-]

Be sure to review the participation rate and the employment rate (reported...