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August 2016

From the Economic Development Office 

Do you have a success story to tell?
Please contact:
Doug Penrice
Economic Development Officer
905-873-2601 x2343

Danielle Edwards
Economic Development Coordinator
905-873-2601 ext. 2345

Local Business News


Community Improvement Plan (CIP)
The CIP is a program that provides funding for local businesses to improve their properties. Since 2014 when funding became available a number of businesses located in Downtown Acton and Georgetown and the Guelph Street Corridor in Georgetown have successfully used the program.  The program is being expanded this summer to include the Acton and Georgetown Industrial areas.  Projects can receive grants equal to 50% of the costs to a maximum of $15,000.00. For more information please contact our office at 905-873-2601 ext. 2343 or email at edo@haltonhills.ca


Tourism Events Team
The Chamber of Commerce received a grant to hire six summer students to assist with tourism development and events. The students have been assigned to different events being held in the community to provide assistance to the event organizers, provide information to attendees and conduct exit surveys. In addition the events are being filmed to provide a video archive of events that occur each year in Halton Hills. The team is highly visible operating from the “Small Town Living at its Best” tent and wearing bright orange T-shirts. Look for them at Town wide events this summer.


GTA- West Highway
Our office continues to get calls about the proposed GTA-West Highway which was to be built from Hwy. 400 to the interchange at highways 401 and 407 in Halton Hills. Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca announced in December 2015 that the environmental assessment was suspended and that a further announcement would be made in the Spring of 2016, to date nothing has been announced. The tract of land where the proposed highway was to be built is still “frozen” and the uncertainty remains about the future plans for the area. The web site is still up and running but very little new information is available http://www.gta-west.com/


Record Year for Halton Hills Premier Gateway Development
The Premier Gateway is the proven location for business development, with great access to the major markets in the Golden Horseshoe Area and the US. Builder/developers are moving ahead with a number of large projects which will add over 1.6 million sq., ft. of new buildings in the Gateway. This represents the largest yearly investment in the Premier Gateway in history. Currently there is about 2.3 million sq. ft. of development in the area and 2000 jobs.



Did you know?


Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Award


Halton Hills, ON – Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 2016 Business Achievement Awards. The awards were established in 1980 to publicly recognize the outstanding achievements made by our businesses and their employees in Halton Hills. Up until 1993 only one award was presented, that of Business of the Year. Over the years the Awards have been expanded and today awards are presented  to 7 recipients.

For full details and how to nominate a business click here, you can nominate your own business.  http://web.haltonhillschamber.on.ca/


2016 Peel Halton Employer Survey
Halton Hills Economic Development is partnering with the Peel Halton Workforce Development Group to implement this survey. Which will enhance business, employment service and educational planning in the regions of Peel and Halton.

This year, the survey focuses on:

  • Experiential Learning
  • Precarious Employment
  • Inclusion
  • Skill and Labour Shortages

Please go to the following link and complete this confidential survey.
2016 Peel Halton Employer Survey Link


Provide a story to share?
Send information to EDO@haltonhills.ca and make sure that you have a link to your web site.