BEDC E-Newsletter
May - June
2017 Annual Report
BEDC's 2017 Annual Report celebrates another year of economic prosperity for Burlington. The report highlights local success and focuses on talent, land readiness and intensification, and business growth and entrepreneurship. 

Burlington has had a decline in vacancy rates from 2016 welcoming  over 100 new companies in 2017 and added1,345 new jobs.  TechPlace was another key area of success in 2017, with eight LaunchPad companies recruited, 4,200 visitors and over 80 events. 

Read the full report online  here
Let's Talk Exports 2018
On June 7th  BEDC partnered with Export Development Canada for the 12th  annual presentation of Let's Talk Exports with Peter Hall, EDC Vice President and Chief Economist. Along with Peter's insight on the global economy and the key opportunities for Canadian businesses, attendees also heard about the impact of protectionism on Canadian exporters, operating in a world of higher interest rates, where the Canadian dollar is headed, and the local resources available to help grow their business. Following the keynote, attendees were invited to take part in a roundtable session with EDC staff.

2018 Open House 
BEDC hosted their annual   Open House at  TechPlace  on May 24 th  where they c elebrated the  s uccess and p rosperity in Burlington over the past year. Guests included  Mayor Rick Goldring, City Councillors, realtors, developers, established businesses, and TechPlace  stakeholders and corporate sponsors. The event included demonstrations from B EDC's partners Mohawk College, Burlington Public Library and Haltech. The evening concluded with a formal presentation from Executive Director Frank McKeown, and TechPlace LaunchPad resident and President of 3terra, Richard  Obuhowich. Read more here
Mobility Hubs Employment Vision
BEDC will be working with the City of Burlington Mobility Hubs team to develop an employment vision for Burlington's 3 Go station mobility hubs.  If you are a business located in proximity to a GO Transit Mobility Hub BEDC would like to hear from you. Reach out to the BEDC team here and learn more about GO Transit Mobility Hubs here

TechPlace Welcomes GoWrench As Newest LaunchPad Company
TechPlace welcomes GoWrench Auto as their newest LaunchPad company. Hamilton native, GoWrench Auto, is the eighth company to be accepted into the Launchpad program and began their residency on May 30th. The GoWrench Auto team will occupy a designated section of hot desks until August 2018, when they will transition into a newly vacant LaunchPad office. Read more here
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Stay In The Loop! 
Mentor Works Office Hours At TechPlace This Thursday 

Mentor Works will be providing drop-in meetings and advice on government funding options to support business growth. Their team of Government Funding Experts can review  existing strategic priorities, upcoming expenses, projects, and growth plans to determine how government funding can be utilized to optimize  spending and increase your ROI.   Book a session  directly with t heir team or drop in during office hours at TechPlace from  9:00am-2:30pm every other Thursday . Learn more here
Don't Miss Canada's Inaugural Innovation Corridor Summit On June 26th 

Canada's Innovation Corridor Summit drives business development, local prosperity and global competitiveness through enhanced regional connectivity and collaboration. This year's Summit is on June 26th from 8:00am-4:00pm at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. The Summit is an initiative of Canada's Innovation Corridor Business Council which represents the collective voices of more than 21,000 businesses, large and small. The day long program will dive into three interrelated themes of regional significance: advanced manufacturing, workforce development and goods movement. Learn more here
Mohawk Days At TechPlace
On the second Tuesday of every month staff from Mohawk College will be at TechPlace to discuss opportunities for their students and faculty to support the growth and success of your business. There are a variety of offerings each month with subjects touching on engineering, marketing and communications, co-op hiring needs, and graduate programs. See who will be at TechPlace next and learn more here
Upcoming Events 
3D Printing in Action Conference - Mohawk College
Mohawk College Stoney Creek Campus 
June 26th, 8:00am - 2:00pm

See what Mohawk's Stoney Creek campus has to offer with a tour of the manufacturing facilities and learn about 3D printing history, fundamentals and innovations at this one-day event.
2018 Women's Small Business Event: The Strategy of Problem Solving
Harbour Banquet and Conference Centre, Bronte Room, Oakville 
June 26th,  7:30am - 12:00pm

This networking event and workshop for women entrepreneurs and small business owners will focus on different strategies that can be used to find the right solutions for your possible business issues. 
2018 YPN Summer Kick-off
Sotiris Restaurant, Harvester Road
June 21st, 5:30 - 7 :30pm

This complimentary event is a great opportunity to engage local young professionals to grow your referral network with like-minded business professionals in the region.
Innovation Insights Event Series: Session #3 
July 11th, 8:30 - 10:00am

TechPlace, Innovation Factory and Haltech, in partnership with Jan Kelley, have developed an exclusive program for progressive businesses to gain the skills, knowledge and tools required to implement a cycle of innovation for real business change. Session 3: Think & Act Like a Start-up will do a deep dive into lean startup methodology, uncovering the tools and steps to get your business solutions moving.