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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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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...

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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...

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Piller’s Fine Foods Announces Expansion Plans for Brantford

Posted on Thursday, November 05, 2020 11:27 AM

Piller’s Fine Foods has announced plans to build a $19.1 million expansion to their processing facility in Brantford, Ontario.

The new 27,000 square feet addition will house leading-edge, automated processing equipment and additional production equipment to support the company’s growth strategy.

According...

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Province Hosts More 2020 Virtual Events about Trade with India

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:11 PM

The Province of Ontario is organizing two online events around investment and business opportunities in India.

Opportunities in India’s eCommerce Market

Online November 19, 2020

The Ontario government is holding a free webinar on the Indian e-commerce market, local e-marketplaces and enabling services,...

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September 2020 Construction Numbers

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:43 AM

Housing Starts boost Brantford’s construction value in September

The City released its September 2020 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $41.301 million for 93 permits issued, which is almost double the 5-year average for this time period. This increase in construction...

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September 2020 Labour Market Update

Posted on Friday, October 09, 2020 01:12 PM

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

September Unemployment Rate: Brantford 8.1% [-] Ontario 9.5% [-] Canada 9.0% [-]

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