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July 15, 2016

Burlington Ranks No.10 among Canada’s Best Places for Business

Canadian Business and PROFIT unveil their 2nd annual ranking of municipalities


(July 15, 2016) Canadian Business and PROFIT, two Canadian business media outlets, have ranked Burlington No. 10 on the 2016 ranking of Canada’s Best Places for Business.

Burlington scored in the top 10 for Canada’s Best Places for Business, placing third in Ontario overall. Features highlighted include Burlington’s low unemployment, its strong connectivity to major markets, and its well-educated population. Sixty-five per cent of Burlington’s adult population has completed a bachelor’s degree. Mayor Rick Goldring further highlighted the key factors that position Burlington well for business success, “Economic development is driving the future of our great city,” said Mayor Rick Goldring. “Burlington is ideally situated in the heart of North America’s biggest market, with deep talent pools and an extensive transportation network accessible by highway, rail, air and water.”

The ranking is designed to help entrepreneurs and executives make smarter decisions on where to start, expand or locate their enterprises within Canada. The methodology behind the 2016 rankings of Canada’s Best Places for Business is based on more than 20 indicators, including cost, market trends and business friendliness as collected from several sources and participating municipalities.

“The municipalities on our ranking show a clear commitment to business-friendly policies and economic development. That’s good news for their business owners, entrepreneurs and residents,” said James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT.

For more information please contact the office of Mayor Rick Goldring at 905-335-7607 or by email at mayor@burlington.ca. More information on doing business in Burlington, visit investburlington.ca and follow @BurlingtonEcDev on Twitter.Click here to view all of the rankings.

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