April 2019 Updates
Join BEDC on May 29th for an afternoon of celebration and networking with Burlington businesses, stakeholders and community partners!

Date: May 29th, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location:  TechPlace

Burlington Company Receives $2M in Federal Funding for Developing Eco-friendly Products
Burlington-based, Ecosynthetix, is benefitting from an $11.2-million federal investment in Canada’s bioproducts industry. Read more.
Burlington-based, N8 Identity, Named to The CEO Views' Top 30 Most Innovative Companies
N8 Identity is a leader in agile, cloud-based identity governance solutions. Read more .
BEDC Partners with Federal Government to Provide Immigration Support to Burlington Businesses
BEDC has partnered with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to provide immigration support to Burlington companies with highly qualified talent from around the world. BEDC became a referral partner for IRCC’s Dedicated Service Channel and ESDC’s Global Talent Stream –both programs of the Government of Canada’s Global Skills Strategy (GSS)– in early 2019.  Learn more.
Ernie Addezi, Vice President  of Operations for Precision Record Pressing
Congratulations to all The 2019 Business Excellence Awards winners and nominees!
BEDC Excellence in Innovation and Technology Award
On April 5 the Burlington Chamber of Commerce hosted over 500 local business people as part of the 2019 Business Excellence Awards. The event recognizes the accomplishments of the business community. Each year BEDC awards a Burlington business with the Excellence in Innovation and Technology Award.

This year the Excellence in Innovation and Technology Award goes to  Precision Record Pressing . Precision Record Pressing has demonstrated a significant opportunity to embrace new technology, design new processes, and continually expand their production line. Their successful business growth, ability to adapt to new demands while constantly innovating deem them worthy of this award. Read more.
Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward Welcomes Precision E-Business Group
Precision E-Business Group becomes the 12th company to join the TechPlace LaunchPad Program. Read more.
Noteworthy News
Premier Doug Ford Visits Burlington

Premier Doug Ford visited the Burlington Convention Centre to discuss the new "Open For Business" plan. The Chambers of Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hill's worked together to put on the event. The mayors,...

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Statement from Burlington Mayor on 2019 Ontario Budget

Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward releases Official Statement from Burlington Mayor Regarding the 2019 Ontario Budget.

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Let's Talk Exports 2019 with EDC and BEDC

 When: May 14th, 2019, 7:30am
Where : Burlington Convention Centre

Join Peter Hall, Export Development Canada’s Vice-President and Chief Economist, to get his insight on the global economy and where the opportunities are for Canadian businesses like yours. Afterwards, stay for our Q&A with a panel of local businesses to hear about their experiences with exporting. You’ll also have a chance to network with like-minded business people.

You do not want to miss Peter's only GMTHA appearance of 2019!
City of Burlington Updates
  • City of Burlington announces plans for Federal One-time Municipal Infrastructure Top-up Funding
  • City of Burlington declares climate emergency
  • Burlington Parks and Recreation is kicking off the Month of Play (June) and asking Burlington residents and user groups to sign up for ParticipACTION’s “Community Better Challenge” to incorporate physical activity where they live, work and play. The nationwide challenge will recognize and celebrate community achievements, crowning regional winners and ultimately appointing one community with the designation to be Canada’s Most Active Community! More.
Upcoming Events
HerHalton Meetup - Growth vs Fixed Mindset
May 7th, 2019 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm  
Ace Coworking
Join us on May 7th for an afternoon of networking followed by an inspiring talk by motivational speaker, HuffPost blogger and author Siobhan Kukolic.
Executive Digital Literacy Series -Cyber Security
May 28th, 2019 from 8:30am – 12:00pm  
Presented by MCE , this session will look at innovative technologies for the prevention, detection, response, and prediction of Cyber threats that will help make your organization more Cyber resilient.
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