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Winnipeg Named One of Canada’s Best Investment Locations for 2018

When you think of business investment in Canada, it is hard not to immediately think of Toronto, Canada’s largest city and financial centre or large metropolitan areas like Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary or Ottawa.

According to U.S.-based Site Selection Magazine's 2018 Canada's Best Locations li…

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Ottawa Business Leaders Positive About Growth Prospects

According to a recent survey of Ottawa business leaders, Canada’s capital city remains a great place to start and/or grow a business, as well as a great place for skilled workers to find a fulfilling job.  While it is not without its problems, the local business environment is healthy – especially f…

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Whistler Strengthens Relationship with Lil'wat Nation and Squamish Nation

The Resort Municipality of Whistler, Lil’wat Nation and Squamish Nation have entered into an agreement to build stronger government-to-government relationships, and move forward on key areas of mutual interest including intergovernmental coordination, land use planning and management, economic devel…

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Brandon Looks Great in Conference Board Assessment of Canada’s Mid-Sized Cities

The Conference Board of Canada confirms that the City of Brandon’s diversified economy is expected to deliver solid economic growth in 2017 thanks to widespread gains across most sectors. 

According to the Conference Board, real GDP is expected to grow by 2.3% in 2017 supported by increased ex…

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Top Four North American Cities are in Canada According to Quality of Life Survey

Mercer's quality of life rankings cover 230 destinations based on their Quality of Living Survey, which compares conditions in 440 cities in order to offer companies insight into how to fairly compensate employees when assigning them to international positions.

Vancouver, British Columbia(5) is N…

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Canada Among Leading “Creative” Nations

The Martin Prosperity Institute released its 2015 edition of the Global Creativity Index, or GCI and Canada ranked fourth behind Australia, Sweden and New Zealand. The GCI is a broad-based measure for advanced economic growth and sustainable prosperity based on the 3Ts of economic development — tale…

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Toronto Solidifies Reputation as a Global Financial Centre

The 18th edition of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) indicates that Toronto is second to only New York City in financial centre competitiveness among North American cities.  Toronto moved ahead of Chicago, Boston and San Francisco from the previous ranking and also moved into the global “to…

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Canada Rises in Competitiveness – World Economic Forum

According to the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Competitiveness Rankings, Canada has moved up to 13th place (from 15th place the previous year).

The Global Competitiveness Report’s competitiveness ranking is based on the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), which was introduced by the Wo…

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$1.5 Million Funding to Boost Small Business Access to Global Supply Chains

Western Economic Diversification Canada, a federal government agency, announced $1,562,000 in funding to Mitacs, which will support economic growth and facilitate high-value partnerships between multinational enterprises (MNEs) and small businesses in Western Canada.

Mitacs is a national organiza…

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Okotoks Starts 2015 with More Businesses and More Development

Okotoks, Alberta continues to benefit from its smart growth strategy with a 4.8 percent increase in the number of businesses licenses from 2013 to 2014. This surpassed the 3.5 percent growth from the previous year.  Factoring in businesses that were no longer operating in Okotoks, this prog…

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Ottawa to Host Clean Technology Conference

The “Economic Prosperity Through Clean Technologies” conference will take place October 1-2, 2013 in downtown Ottawa.   The event will explore how clean technology enhances most sectors of the economy.

Presented by Sustainable Technology Development Canada (SDTC) and The Economic Club of Cana…

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