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Our prime location on the north shore of Lake Ontario, and close proximity to key players and resources, makes us the ideal location for innovative companies looking to have a high impact in this sector.

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Sub-sectors

We are well poised for companies looking to focus or collaborate on:

  • Water Treatment and Equipment
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Engineering (Water Industry Projects)
  • Engineering or Consulting services
Burlington breakdown of businesses and jobs per industry

Economic Stability

Ontario is the largest economy in Canada, a country that ranks as one of the World’s 10 Largest Economies, according to the World Economic League Table. Canada also placed 7th in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index, out of 167 countries.

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Large Scale Distribution Network

  • Situated in the largest consumer and industrial market in Canada.
  • Choice of reliable, flexible and secure options for the transfer of goods.
  • Easy access to global markets via land, air or sea.

Choice Real Estate

  • Prime locations.
  • Class A, B and C office space.
  • High end industrial spaces with grade level doors.
  • Development costs that are competitive relative to our city’s proximity to Toronto.
  • Charges for building permits are among the lowest in the region.

Incentives

  • New incentives are being rolled out to encourage development.
  • Incentives to improve and restore Burlington’s natural environment while generating employment

Skilled Talent

  • 73% of our residents have a diploma or degree, higher than the province’s average.
  • There are 10 universities within 100 kilometres.
  • A greater quality of life means employee retention rates are higher.

High Impact Companies

Success Story:

Global Design and Manufacturing Company Calls Burlington the Silicon Valley of Ontario

Aslan Technologies leads the way in innovative and sustainable water and energy management solutions for a variety of industries. To date, it has over 3000 turnkey, packaged and modular solutions in play around the globe, including customized drinking water, sewage treatment and chemical injection equipment installations. It has also supplied purified packaged water to communities impacted by natural disasters.

It chose our city for its headquarters and production facility in part because of the water tech companies already operating here, and our city’s reputation as a leading technology hub. It was also attracted to the partnership opportunities available with government, academia and non-profit organizations. The area’s skilled talent, government incentive programs, quality of life and close proximity to the American border were also deciding factors.

In five years, Aslan has doubled its employee count and opened a second office and manufacturing facility, adding an extra 20,000 square feet to its operations. The company’s team members proudly refer to Burlington as the “Silicon Valley of Ontario.”

Success Story:

Global Design and Manufacturing Company Calls Burlington the Silicon Valley of Ontario

Aslan Technologies chose our city for its headquarters and production facility because of our reputation as a leading technology hub.

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“Burlington is the hub for technology companies.”

Aslan Technologies

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