On Tuesday, February 8th more than 150 business leaders attended the Brampton Board of Trade’s 2022 State of the City. Chair Donna Fagon-Pascal and Mayor Patrick Brown shared their visions for the city. It’s a compelling vision and some common themes emerged.
The Brampton of tomorrow will continue to be innovative and prosperous with sectors ranging from advanced manufacturing to logistics to healthcare to postsecondary and more employing residents from around the GTA. New and modern infrastructure, including the future Main St LRT Extension and GTA West Corridor (Highway 413) will enable the easy movement of people and goods across the region, allowing employers access to a broad base of potential talent.
Investments in our post-secondary institutions and start-up ecosystem will bring new life to a revitalized downtown, anchored by the Brampton Innovation District. Our post-secondary footprint will continue to grow with expanded offerings from Algoma University and Sheridan College, while a proposed Ryerson School of Medicine will allow the next generation of doctors and health specialists to train and begin their careers right here in Brampton.
The Brampton Board of Trade will continue to advocate for the economic conditions and policy decisions that will enable this. With the 2022 State of the City now behind us, the work to bring the vision to life undertakes new importance.
Visit bramptonbot.com to register for upcoming municipal, provincial and federal forums to highlight the importance of Brampton’s policy priorities and encourage our elected officials to advocate strongly at Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill. Our signature BizVote debates will bring business issues to the forefront for the upcoming provincial and municipal elections in June and October respectively.
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