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$400 Million Investment in 5G Technology for Ontario and Quebec

Check out this article in the Ottawa Business Journal about the new $400 million private-public partnership to develop 5G technology.  Five multinational firms with offices in Ottawa are collaborating with the federal government, as well as the governments of the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. 

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2018 Investment and Development Looks Strong in British Columbia

Check out Peter Mitham’s article, “Big spending, big impact for B.C. development sector” in today’s Business in Vancouver.  The article summarizes much of the public and private sector non-residential development intentions for British Columbia expected in 2018.

Using Statistics Canada d…

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Okotoks Among Top Ten Places to Invest in Canada

In the premiere issue of Canadian Property Investor, a new publication from Yellow Pages NextHome, the Town of Okotoks was the only Alberta community to rank in the top 10 of the publication’s “Top 50 Places to Invest in Canada.”

The rankings focused on a healthy economy and housing market,…

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Canada Ranks Second Among Sustainability-driven Investment Hot Spots

Site Selection magazine recently published its sustainability index of top locations and Canada is ranked second to Germany.  According to the magazine, “this data-rich, one-of-a-kind index balances a number of factors comprising cleantech and green industry activity, energy awareness, the built env…

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Toronto ranked #1 in KPMG's list of tax competitive global cities

KPMG’s Focus on Tax, a study of total business tax costs by country and city, highlights Canada's low tax costs and ranked Toronto, Ontario in the top spot among global cities for tax competitiveness.

Focus on Tax is a supplemental report of KPMG’s biennial survey, Competitive Alternatives, w…

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Winnipeg to Host Centrallia 2016

Winnipeg, Manitoba will host Centrallia, a global business to business forum designed specifically for businesses seeking new opportunities in international markets.  The 4th edition of Centrallia will be held May 25–27, 2016 and will welcome more than 700 businesses from all over Canada and from mo…

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Canadian Cities Rate High in New Quality of Living Survey

The Mercer 2015 Quality of Living rankings identified Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto as the top North American cities based on Mercer’s quality of living criteria.  Mercer is an international consultancy focused on talent, health, retirement and investments. It helps multinational companie…

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Federal Government Invests in British Columbia Technology Sectors to Foster U.S. Investment

Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $900,000 in funding to the Alacrity Foundation of British Columbia (Alacrity) to drive economic growth and facilitate United States (U.S.) investments for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Western Canada. Specifically, thi…

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Wall Street Journal Says, “Build Your Start-up in Toronto

A Wall Street Journal article recently declared Toronto, Ontario as the best place in Canada to build a start-up.  The article drew on the results of Startup Genome’s Startup Ecosystem Report from 2013. Toronto is Canada’s largest city and it also ranked 8th in the world.

Investors from the U…

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Cisco Chooses Toronto for Global Innovation Centre

Toronto is one of four – and the only North American location – global innovation hubs slated for a $100 million investment by Cisco Systems Inc.  The company is a global leader in Internet backbone equipment and has created this innovation investment to promote advancements in "Internet of everythi…

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