Milton is Canada’s #2 Most Lucrative Place for Business
Milton’s booming population, high educational attainment, and healthy household income levels have earned us Canada’s #2 Most Lucrative Place for Business by Canadian Business Magazine and PROFITguide.com
For the complete Best Place for Business in Canada listing, visit PROFITguide.com.
Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce
Milton’s Economic Development Office had the pleasure of meeting with representatives from the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce earlier this summer. Mayor Gordon Krantz, and Andrew Siltala, Director, Economic Development and Strategic Initiatives, met with delegates to discuss partnership opportunities and Milton’s future plans for growth.
Founded in 1977, the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works to develop programs and policies to make a significant contribution to the economic, cultural and social fabric of Canada. The Town of Milton is looking forward to future opportunities to work together with the ICCC.
Welcome to Milton, Uline!
Uline will be moving operations from Mississauga to a new Milton location to accommodate rapid business growth and continued expansion. The company will relocate to a 620,000 square-foot facility on James Snow Parkway, consolidating two existing Uline locations under one roof, and providing the company with the flexibility to expand operations to an additional 200,000 square feet of continued future growth.
The Economic Development Office is pleased to welcome Uline to Milton – the new location will employ approximately 235 people and will begin shipping orders in 2017.
Uline is a leading distributor of packaging, shipping, industrial and janitorial products. The family-owned business operates in 11 locations across North America, employs nearly 5,000 people and offers more than 31,000 products.
The company’s original product, a carton sizer, is still offered today. The company was founded by Liz and Dick Uihlein in their basement in 1980; the business has experienced great success and unparalleled growth ever since. Uline has a strong reputation for exceeding customers’ expectations with quality products and excellent service.
Milton’s Downtown Study
- Look for ways to get involved in Milton’s Downtown Study this September:
- Share your thoughts on potential changes to land use policies that will encourage redevelopment and
revitalization in Milton’s downtown
- Tell us what you love about Downtown Milton and what would make your downtown experience more
The Downtown Study is analyzing Milton’s downtown and identifying opportunities for redevelopment
and revitalization. It will ultimately provide the foundation by which cultural and economic activity can
flourish in the core of the community.
Monitoring the Local Economy
Total ICI Construction Value***
Residential Construction Value*
Industrial Construction Value***
Commercial Institutional Construction Value***
Average House Price**
| $598,700||$507,300 ||$517,200 |
Housing Permits (Single Family Units)*
| 73||26 || 386|
New Industrial, Comm. and Inst. Space (sq.ft.)***
| 396,133|| 792,544||2,589,196 |
Unemployment Rate (Toronto CMA)****
| 7.3%||6.8% || 7.1%|
*Monthly Building Report, Town of Milton Planning Department, Month End July 2015, 2016.
**Toronto Real Estate Board, Market Watch Report, Index and Benchmark Price
***Economic Development Office, Town of Milton.
****Labour Force Characteristics, Seasonally Adjusted, by Census Metropolitan Area 3 Month Moving Average Toronto CMA.
Halton Business Conditions Survey
Help Halton Region better inform initiatives and policies that impact your business! Participate in the annual Halton Business Conditions Survey to guide program development to fit the needs of the business community.
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Ontario's Red Tape Challenge: Food Processing
The Government of Ontario wants to hear your thoughts on how to cut red tape and make it easier to do business. Participate in the challenge to share your suggestions to improve regulations and better protect consumers, employees and the environment.
Participate in the challenge
Milton's Halton FUTURES Award Winners
On June 2, 2016 Haltech hosted the first annual Halton Innovation Awards, presented at the inaugural Halton FUTURES Innovation Summit. These awards recognize the excellence and accomplishments of Halton technology companies that have developed innovative and commercially successful products or services in Halton region.
Congratulations to Milton’s award-winning companies:
- Advanced Test & Automation: Halton Innovation Award
- Enable Education: "One to Watch" Award
Economic Development is on linkedin
Connect with the Town of Milton and the MEV Innovation Centre on LinkedIn to receive regular updates, seminar and event notifications, and the opportunity to network and collaborate with local business owners and EDO staff. Town of Milton LinkedIn | MEV Innovation Centre LinkedIn
Accelerate innovation with Ontario centres of excellence
Ontario Centres of Excellence offers programming to bring industry and academic researchers together to address specific innovation challenges.
Connect with staff at OCE to explore opportunities to collaborate with universities, colleges and research hospitals to to innovate in your business.
For more information, contact: Dr. Julie Lukkarila, Business Development Manager | 416-882-7440
MEV Innovation Centre Update
Welcome Kevin Samra, Coordinator Economic Development and Innovation Strategy
Kevin joins the MEV Innovation Centre and the Town of Milton’s Economic Development team with experience in the public and private sector, most recently with the City of Mississauga in the role of Global Business Consultant.
Drop-in to the Centre to introduce yourself to Kevin, take a tour of the facility, and learn about the business support services the MEV Innovation Centre has to offer.
For a full calendar of upcoming entrepreneurial support programming, visit www.MEVInnovationCentre.ca
Free Seminar: How to do Business with the Ontario Government
September 22, 12:00 pm
Speaker: Kevin Fox, Senior Procurement Consultant, Ministry of Government Services