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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 1.2 million residents, 577,600 jobs and 50,039 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 577,600 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 • 50,039 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

The Hospital of the Future: York Region Based Mackenzie Health and Philips Canada Featured

hospitalLooking into a crystal ball is exactly what Mackenzie Health, a regional health-care provider serving southwest York region in Ontario, was thinking when it signed an 18-year, $300-million agreement with Philips Electronics Ltd. late last year.

Full Article Here: www.theglobeandmail.com

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Markham-Based Eyereturn Reveals How to Attract the Best Ad-Tech Talent

eyereturnTORONTO & MARKHAM, May 3, 2016 /CNW/ — Today, Eyereturn Marketing, a leading buy-side platform in North America, announced changes to their company policy to reflect the needs of attracting and retaining top ad-tech talent. Eyereturn offers employees an array of perksincluding breakfast and snacks, TTC passes and gym pass discounts – however, the company is committed to creating an exceptional culture that exceeds employee expectations. The launch of the new policy will provide employees with additional benefits including, but not limited to: two-month sabbaticals, up to $10,000/year in student loan assistance, work-from-wherever-the-h***-you-want (WFWTHYW) and education programs.

Full Article Here: www.newswire.ca

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Markham Headquartered Saint Elizabeth Supports Hospice Care with $4M Investment

20160502_C3162_PHOTO_EN_679583MARKHAM, ON, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ – Saint Elizabeth Community Enterprise is investing $4 million over two years to strengthen end of life care for people and families and the networks that support them. The funding will expand access to residential hospice care and community-based services, in addition to supporting spiritual care and a variety of education and research initiatives.

Full Article Here: www.newswire.ca

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Local Municipalities of York Region

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The Regional Municipality of York
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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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