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Milton This Way Up Q2 Report: 2016

Various locations and Businesses

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.


Members of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce

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.

                        

Uline facility

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.

www.uline.ca.

Downtown Milton

  •  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 
      enjoyable

   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.

   www.milton.ca/downtownstudy

Monitoring the Local Economy

Indicators

Q2 2016 Q2 2015
2015 Year-end

Total ICI Construction Value***

$228,835,345
$78,176,374
$149,203,019

Residential Construction Value*

$26,904,477
$75,485,768
$189,959,197

Industrial Construction Value***

$13,135,232
$57,248,924
$121,083,569

Commercial Institutional Construction Value***

$215,700,113
$20,927,450
$28,119,450

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%

Sources
     *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            Halton Region Logo            

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.
Take the survey   


Ontario's Red Tape Challenge: Food Processing Red Tape Challenge logo

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 WinnersMilton'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

Kevin SamraWelcome 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

Register today!

   

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Milton, Ontario, Canada L9T 6Z5
Telephone: 905-878-7252 Ext. 2107
Fax: 905-878-5927

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