• Regional/Local Issue Advocacy

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    The Brampton Board of Trade is actively representing business issues at City Hall, Region of Peel and all along Canada's Innovation Corridor.

    Running your business today is tough. The Brampton Board of Trade has your back. Every day we hear from businesses that are over-burdened by government regulations and other challenges. Smart businesses support the Board of Trade for our solutions-oriented impact that helps you to stay focused on your business while we work behind the scenes.

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  • Regional Advocacy

    Get There on Time

    Accelerate planning on higher order transit and other transportation infrastructure investment.

    Demystify City Hall

    Help businesses to better understand the budgeting process and impact on them.

    Inter-Regional Connectivity

    Advocate for Two Way All Day GO service between Brampton, Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo.

    Brampton U

    Work with community partners to widen scope of post-secondary educational offerings and retain youth.

    I Love Brampton

    Work with community partners to boost lifestyle amenities and external image of Brampton.

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  • 2020 Initiatives

    1.  GTA West Corridor

    In December 2019, the committee expressed their support to resume the GTA West Corridor Route Planning and Environmental Assessment Study by writing a letter to the Minister of Transportation, the Honorable Caroline Mulroney.  The letter reinforced its importance and the necessity to build on the previous findings.  On January 10, 2020 the Minister replied thanking the committee for its support and commitment to providing a complete vision for the community at large.

     

    2.   2020 Municipal Budget

    Each year, the Brampton Board of Trade follows the City of Brampton’s budget process and makes  recommendations to staff and Council.   As Council begins its 2020 budget process, the Brampton Board of Trade offered our preliminary recommendations on the 2020 City of Brampton Budget. This year we specifically encouraged council to take steps to minimize any property tax increase for the 2020-22 period.  Our committee has a passionate sense of advocacy and past councils have implemented and considered our recommendations.  On February 19, 2020 at 7pm, delegations will be heard from the business community.  Stay tuned to hear about the outcomes.  

     

    3.   Transportation Overview

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  • Canada's Innovation Corridor

     

    Brampton Board of Trade has taken a lead role in developing a working group of chambers of commerce and boards of trade represented along the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor, also known as, Canada’s Innovation Corridor. Through this collaborative effort, we intend to define and measure the potential of taking our current corridor from good to great; and then take action on priorities to realize this. Our preliminary focus is:
     
    1. Transit/Transportation Connectivity - We will strengthen advocacy for effective transit solutions that enable seamless collaboration between tech hubs, academic institutions and operations throughout the innovation corridor. 

    2. Talent Agenda - We will strengthen our understanding of the talent needs in the Corridor and the solutions available to us through academic institutions, innovation centres like Communitech/MARs, the private sector and potential immigration policies.

    3. National and Global Awareness Strategy - Canada’s Innovation Corridor is a global centre of talent, growth, innovation and discovery. Rivaling the best in the world, this 100km Toronto-Waterloo stretch, with Brampton at its hub, is the second largest technology cluster in North America and we will focus on creating awareness of this asset so that it can meet its growth potential.

     

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  • Prosperity Agenda 2020-2021 

     

    Each year, a diverse group of business leaders meet as part of the annual Prosperity Roundtable. This year’s meeting occurred in June and was followed by a Business Confidence and Economic Affairs survey. The outcome of this meeting and the survey is this Prosperity Agenda. The Prosperity Agenda is a roadmap designed to help business leaders become more aware of the key drivers of our economy and their role in moving Brampton forward. Focus is on these six pillars: 

    1. Innovation
    2. Talent and the Next Generation
    3. Investment Attraction
    4. Trade
    5. Transportation and Transit
    6. Civic Leadership
     
     

  • At the 2016 Roundtable, the Board of Trade invited large employers to identify key actions for which they would hold themselves accountable to achieve over the next 5 years to help ensure Brampton’s future economic success. These recommended actions were then reviewed, assessed and augmented by committees of the Board and received approval by its Board of Directors in January 2017. 

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