The Regional Municipality of York is located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area and is home to 1.1 million residents and 41,000 business establishments, making it one of Canada’s largest municipalities and the second largest business centre in the Province of Ontario.
Comprised of nine local municipalities, York Region is a premier business location in Canada. The Region is home to operations of 14 Fortune 100 companies, four of Canada’s top 10 corporate R&D investors, Canada’s second largest Information & Communications Technology (ICT) cluster and global industry leaders in Life Sciences, CleanTech, Financial Services and Advanced Manufacturing.
As Canada’s fastest growing large municipality, York Region has one of the most educated and diverse workforces in North America, the lowest commercial property taxes in greater Toronto and an exceptional quality of life attracting top global talent.
“Invest in York” is York Region’s business attraction program, part of the Economic Strategy Branch, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer. In partnership with the region’s nine local municipalities our team provides strategic “one stop shop” support services for international companies looking to establish operations in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as for existing York Region businesses expanding locally.
Services are complimentary and confidential and include:
- Corporate visitation programs
- Local market/sector information
- Location selection assistance
- Business-to-business matchmaking and introductions
- Access to government programs
- Corporate and business development advisory