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The Town of Halton Hills continues to take proactive, decisive and coordinated action to respond to COVID-19 and to support the local business community
  • Attention: Halton Hills Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics Employers
  • Halton Cohort of Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) Commencing June 9
  • Applications Now Open for Tourism Relief Fund
  • 2021 Invest Halton Hills Annual Report Received by Council
  • New Art Exhibition Promotional Opportunity
  • Halton Hills Economic Development Services & COVID-19 Information
Attention: Halton Hills Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Logistics Employers
Invest Halton Hills – along with the Town of Caledon, City of Brampton, Milton Chamber of Commerce and Mississauga Board of Trade – has partnered with the Peel Halton Workforce Development Group on a Regional Talent Pipeline Program to address talent supply, retention, up-skilling and advancement in the supply chain and manufacturing sectors.

Employer Practices Labs (EPL) are the first part of this three-part project, wherein employers will attend facilitated sector-specific sessions focusing on the tools and best practices in hiring and retention to address businesses’ operational needs. The goal is to get employers to adopt and implement these practices within their own organization.

For more information about the Regional Talent Pipeline Program click here or contact glowe@haltonhills.ca
Halton Cohort of Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) Commencing June 9
The World Trade Centre Toronto’s Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) is an award-winning program to help companies succeed in export markets faster. This cohort of the program will be offered in a hybrid format (two online sessions; two in-person sessions) and participants will receive direct mentoring and personalized coaching to help their businesses prepare for international growth.

Through TAP, participants will learn the ins and outs of exporting, discover the resources available for success in new markets, and find out how to build a sustainable and profitable future for their businesses.

Please contact glowe@haltonhills.ca for information on program format, eligibility, etc.

You can also learn more about the TAP program by joining the information session on May 6, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
Applications Now Open for Tourism Relief Fund
The Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association (HHBRTA) has received funding from FedDev Ontario to support small businesses in the tourism sector in their recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.

Non-repayable contributions of up to $100,000 (for 50% of eligible project costs) are available for for-profit businesses, as well as non-repayable contributions of up to $100,000 (for 100% of eligible project costs) for non-profit organizations.

The Tourism Relief Fund will help tourism businesses seize new market opportunities through enhanced, or new, products and services.

The application deadline for the program is May 15, 2022.
2021 Invest Halton Hills Annual Report
Received by Council
At the Monday, April 11 Town Council meeting, the 2021 Invest Halton Hills Annual Report was received for information. It highlights the many Economic Development, Innovation and Culture division activities implemented in 2021 – both in response to the pandemic, as well as other workplan initiatives.

Some of the successes highlighted in the 2021 Invest Halton Hills Annual Report include:
  • Completing 7% of the 137 actions outlined in the five-year Economic Development and Tourism Strategy, with another 40% of the actions currently underway/in progress.
  • Administering the Digital Main Street program which provided $150,000 in grant funding to 60 local business recipients.
  • Engaged over 175 businesses through the Corporate Calling Program.
  • Developing a pipeline of over 60 investment leads through implementation of the FDI Attraction Strategy.
  • Managing 26 Business Concierge projects, representing over 9 million square feet of development, over $1 billion in investment, and thousands of direct and indirect jobs, if investment projects are realized.
  • Relaunching an expanded Shop Local campaign to increase spending at local businesses.
  • Attracting over 22,000 unique visitors to the Visit Halton Hills website.
  • Developing and distributing three Digital Tool Kits for local tourism businesses.
New Art Exhibition Promotional Opportunity
A new art exhibition, le petit salon, is coming to the Helson Gallery between April 27-July 23, 2022. The exhibition, which traces the influence of French Impressionism on Canadian artists during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and has over 50 works of art on loan from notable private collections, is expected to attract many visitors from the Greater Toronto Area.

The exhibition is also a great opportunity to provide visitors with local business information so they can spend more time in Halton Hills after visiting the gallery. If you have any suitable physical promotional materials for exhibition visitors, including special offers, coupons or just general information about your business, it may be put on display.
 
Materials can be left with staff at the reception desk of the Halton Hills Public Library (Georgetown branch) located at 9 Church Street, marked “To: Judy Daley”.
Halton Hills Economic Development Services
& COVID-19 Information
Halton Hills’ Economic Development, Innovation and Culture division provides a full suite of high-quality services and supports to the business community that in turn foster a prosperous economy and enhance quality of life. These include:
 
  • Financial incentives via the Community Improvement Plan (CIP)
  • Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) programming
  • Investment attraction, expansion and relocation
  • Business Concierge service
  • Site selection assistance
  • Market research
  • Industry engagement
  • Workforce development
  • Supporting and advancing affordable housing projects and initiatives
  • Amplifying tourism’s economic benefits
  • Leveraging and supporting the arts and culture sector to raise quality of life
 
The Town offers existing and potential businesses a strategic platform for success, proximity to world-class markets, a distinct community with an ideal balance between urban and rural environments, and an outstanding quality of life.
 
As part of an ongoing commitment to engage with and support the local business community, Economic Development staff continue to update the Town’s COVID-19 Business Supports web page.
 
Please contact the Town’s Economic Development staff if you require assistance.
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