January 2019 Updates
Update: GO Mobility Hubs Employment Vision
Deloitte Office and Retail Market Study
BEDC is in the process of completing a Draft Employment Vision for the GO Mobility Hubs, with the support of Key Stakeholders & Consultants. BEDC engaged Deloitte to conduct an Office and Retail Market Analysis. This document highlights the markets, key trends and opportunities influencing the Burlington Mobility Hubs. Learn more about the Mobility Hubs project here & read the Deloitte study here .
Help Support the Halton Region Logistics Optimization Proposal
Haltech and MTech Hub are looking to engage SME manufacturers in Halton Region to test the concept, better understand the shipping challenges, and to gather interest in participating in the proposal to the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster. Learn more about this initiative.

The first working group meeting is going to take place on February 13 th  at MEVIC. Click here to RSVP .
Mayor Marianne Meed Ward announces Red Tape Red Carpet Task Force at 2019 State of the City Address
BEDC is thrilled to work with the Mayor and Burlington's Council on the Red Tape Red Carpet Task Force. Mayor Meed Ward and Ward 1 Councillor Kelvin Galbraith will co-chair this Task Force to help eliminate the red tape and bureaucratic delays Burlington businesses have faced in their pursuit of growth throughout the city. Read more about the Red Tape Red Carpet Task Force here & the full State of the City transcript here . C ompanies interested in participating are encouraged to connect with the Mayor's office here .
Data Driven Leadership & the Future of Work with
Jenny Dearborn , Executive Vice President, Human Resources at SAP
If you’re interested in being a data-driven leader, preparing for the future of work, and implementing technology to make your talent pool and overall organization future-ready, you won’t want to miss this. This Talent Trends Meetup is presented by Plum .
February 27th @ TechPlace
4:15pm - 5:15pm Keynote
5:15pm - 6:00pm Networking & Cocktails

Let's Talk Exports 2019
with EDC and BEDC
When: May 14th, 2019, 7:30am
Where : Burlington Convention Centre

Keep an eye on bedc.ca/bedc-news/ for more info.
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City of Burlington Updates
  • New year, new budget: Work to determine the 2019 city budget is underway. Mayor Marianne Meed Ward will host a live, call-in telephone town hall this Thursday and an in-person town hall on Monday, Feb. 11. More info on both town hall meetings here.
  • Statement from the Mayor on the January 15th GTHA mayors meeting and announced review of regional government
  • City of Burlington submits comments regarding Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018
Upcoming Events
HerHalton International
Women's Day Breakfast
March 5th, 2019 from 7:30am – 10am  
The Burlington Golf and Country Club
The #HerHalton International Women’s Day Breakfast will bring guests together for a morning of celebration, networking and peer-to peer learning through a panel discussion.  
March 2019 Business After 5 at TechPlace
March 6th, 2019 from 5pm – 7pm  
This is a wonderful opportunity to network one-on-one with Chamber members and guests, as well as learn more about TechPlace and BEDC.

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