Site Selection Magazine Logo with Artwork from Canada's Best Locations article

For the third year in a row, Brantford has been named one of the nation’s best locations for businesses to invest. Site Selection Magazine recognized Brantford among 20 local and regional groups across the nation representing “Canada’s Best Location,” based on corporate end-user facility investment and related job creation activity analyzed on a cumulative and per-capita basis. The full article can be found on the Site Selection Magazine website.

The recognition of “Canada’s Best Location,” joins a long list of accolades recognizing how Brantford is an outstanding community for both families and businesses to put down roots. Maclean’s magazine praised Brantford as being one of the best communities to live in 2019. In 2020, MoneySense Magazine praised Brantford as being one of the best places to buy real estate in Canada for the sixth consecutive year.

Quick Facts

  • In 2021, Brantford saw a total of 162 new industrial jobs as well as four new industrial firms.
  • At $120.8 million in permit values for 2021, Brantford saw a 150% increase in industrial permit values over 2020 levels.
  • Nearly 100 acres of private prime industrial greenfield lands are anticipated to come to market in the next 6 to 18 months.
  • The City’s boundary expansion in 2017 took in additional lands including 1,830 net acres of industrial employment lands scheduled for development over the next 15 years.
  • The Province of Ontario anticipates Brantford’s population to increase by 60 per cent to 165,000 by 2051.

About Site Selection Magazine

Conway produces a bi-monthly expansion planning publication called Site Selection Magazine. This award-winning magazine is recognized as the leading publication in corporate real estate, facility planning, location analysis and foreign direct investment. The publication delivers in-depth editorial coverage that is powerful and effective, captivating audiences with leading and innovative economic development news coverage.