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Halton’s Economic Review sees strong real estate and business investment in the Region

Ford Edge, Oakville News, Halton Economic 2013
Ford Edge, Oakville News, Halton Economic 2013

Halton Region’s 2013 Economic Review paints a positive picture of Halton as a location of choice for business and highlights the significant real estate and business investment in the region. It also illustrates the tremendous growth in non-residential development in Halton over the past several years.

Businesses want to be in Halton. Whether it’s a professional office, a manufacturing facility or distribution warehouse, Halton offers the right mix of competitive taxes, a strong sustainable economy, an investment in infrastructure, including $289 million in roads alone, favourable business costs, proximity to market, talent availability, excellent services and quality of life.

Highlights from the 2013 Economic Review include:

·        Halton’s unemployment rate dropping to 4.7% in 2013, significantly lower than the rest of the Greater Toronto Area and Ontario;

·        New businesses, such as Toronto Premium Outlets Mall, Gypsum Technologies,, David Roberts Food, UPS Canada and Lowes Canada, opening their doors in Halton, creating more than 1,000 new jobs;

·        Halton seeing a confident business outlook, with 91% of Halton businesses surveyed anticipating economic conditions in Halton improving or remaining the same over the next year;

·        Ford Motor Company’s announcing its $700 million investment at its Oakville assembly complex, securing 2,800 jobs; and

·        Halton remaining a cost competitive location within the Greater Golden Horseshoe area for new industrial and office development.

Please visit for more information on Halton Region’s 2013 Economic Review or to see first-hand how Halton’s strong economy, transportation networks, collaborative communities and more are keeping Halton a great place to live and work.