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York Region is Toronto Area's Tech Hub

Located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), York Region is home to over 1.1 million residents, 565,000 jobs and 48,910 business establishments (employers) — the second largest business centre in Ontario, Canada. In partnership with local municipalities, York Region’s economic development team facilitates business expansion and attraction in the City of Markham, City of Vaughan, Town of Richmond Hill, Town of Newmarket, Town of Aurora, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Town of East Gwillimbury, Town of Georgina and Township of King.


The fastest growing region in the Greater Toronto Area and Canada.


The second largest business centre in Ontario with over 560,000 local jobs.


Home to 3 of the Greater Toronto Area’s top 6 corporate R&D investors.

Business Advantages

Greater Toronto’s most central location • 48,910 employers, the 2nd largest business centre in Ontario, Canada • Ranked “best region to live in Canada,” magnet for top global talent • Toronto area’s lowest commercial property taxes, and more!

Sector Information

York Region is home to nation-leading industry clusters in Information & Communications Technology (ICT), Financial & Business Services, Life Sciences & HealthTech, Advanced Manufacturing, CleanTech, Building & Construction.

Our Services

In partnership with nine local municipalities, the Invest in York team provides complimentary and confidential support services to local and international businesses looking to expand or establish operations in York Region, Greater Toronto.

Success Stories

With an average growth of 1,300 employers and 12,000 jobs annually, business in York Region is thriving! Click below to view recent examples of key business investments across York Region, Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada.

York Region Business Community Updates

Work to start this year on York University’s Markham campus

york universityYork University’s Markham campus is taking shape.

The end goal is a “living, breathing campus,” said Bud Purves, president of York University Development Corporation – the development branch of the university.

But there are still many steps ahead of the proposed 2020 open.

Purves provided a road map for what lies ahead during a recent Markham university committee meeting.

The university is currently testing the soil, looking at the area water table and conducting a traffic study of the five-acre property on the south side of Enterprise Boulevard, just west of the Markham Pan Am Centre.

All this will help determine the best location for the building at the site, Purves added.

The university is also exploring the option of a building a site office in Markham in the fall.

“York (University) wants to have a presence in Markham prior to opening,” he said. “We’re not going to build a building, then open the doors and say, ‘We’re here.’”

Full Article Here: www.yorkregion.com

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Vaughan-Based Developer TechBlocks Chosen as Microsoft IoT Partner

TechBlock logoA Greater Toronto Area-based company has become the latest to be added to Microsoft’s Red Carpet Program.

TechBlocks, based in Vaughan, ON, has been picked by the software giant to help it grow its IoT practice on Microsoft Azure.

The program runs worldwide and selects specific partners in various countries to accelerate cloud and mobility solution development.

“We are ecstatic to be approached by Microsoft to participate in this program,” Prashant Kumar, senior vice president of strategy and solutions of TechBlocks said in a statement.

Full Article Here: www.computerdealernews.com

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Vaughan-Based MRI Software Partners with VTS to Offer Fast Integration of Data Across Both Platforms

MRI software logoNEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ VTS, the market’s top commercial real estate asset management and leasing platform, has entered into a partnership with MRI Software, a leading provider of innovative software solutions for the global real estate industry. VTS is one of the first asset management and leasing firms to have a formal partnership with the MRI Partner Connect program, providing users of both solutions with a unique opportunity to collaborate and establish a supported framework.

VTS gives brokers, landlords, asset managers and their teams access to their entire portfolios through one centralized platform. Through this comprehensive solution, commercial real estate professionals can view leasing information, market trends and analytics, and share this data across their entire organization.

Full Article Here: www.prnewswire.com

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Local Municipalities of York Region

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The Regional Municipality of York
Economic Strategy Office
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
L3Y 6Z1

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15 Allstate Parkway – Suite 600
Markham Ontario, Canada
L3R 5B4

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