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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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