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April 10, 2017

Burlington amongst top ten small cities for business friendliness

(April 10, 2016) Burlington is ranked in top 10 for business friendly environment by the Financial Times 2017/18 American fDi Cities of the Future

Burlington has once again been named one of Canada’s best places to do business.  In the FDi’s American Cities of the Future 2017/2018 report released April 10, Burlington ranked 10th in the business friendly environment category among small cities. The report cites Burlington’s strategic location and proximity to several top post-secondary institutions as key highlights that help to attract  a number of high-profile companies in a range of industries. This includes everything from advanced manufacturing, food processing, metal fabrication and packaging to financial services, IT, life sciences, transportation and logistics.

According to Burlington Mayor Rick Golding “Burlington is one of the best places in Canada to live and work. Our city is open for business, with extensive economic opportunities. We are proud to be opening an innovation centre in Burlington in June 2017. This initiative, led by the Burlington Economic Development Corporation, will help businesses looking to start-up or grow in Burlington, as well as established companies looking to innovate.”

BEDC (Burlington Economic Development Corporation) supports companies looking to start, grow and locate in Burlington and are continuing their efforts to help make Burlington a supportive business environment.  “Through our new Innovation Centre we are hoping to build an even more robust, friendly and networked business environment that can provide the support companies need to start and grow their business in our community.” said BEDC Executive Director, Frank McKeown.

For more information about doing business in Burlington, contact Andrew Elliston at Andrew.Elliston@burlington.ca or 905-332-9415 ext 7248.

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