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Ontario's largest lavender farm announces major expansion of its Milton lavender farm
Terre Bleu, attracts visitors from across the province and was awarded the ‘Canada 150 Garden Experience’ designation in 2017. The expansion will create an additional 25-50 new jobs. Learn more. (external link).

Province partners with Burloak Technologies to build state-of-the-art facility in Oakville
Ontario is partnering with Burloak Technologies, a division of Samuel, Son & Co., to build a new world-leading 3D printing centre in Oakville creating 65 new jobs and retaining 16 positions. Learn more. (external link).

Oakville’s Laker Energy Products to receive $144 million contract from Bruce Power
Laker Energy Products will provide end fittings, liners and flow elements for Bruce Power’s MCR project. The $144 million contract is expected to generate a number of spinoff jobs in Oakville. Learn more. (external link).

Province investing $90 million to create new campus in Milton
The Wilfrid Laurier University/Conestoga College partnership campus will focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) programming. Learn more. (external link).

The Weather Network ranks as top Canadian brand in 7th annual study
The Weather Network rose three spots from last year, ranking 12th overall among all brands, clearly indicating that The Weather Network is highly valued by Canadian consumers. Learn more. (external link).

AXYZ International enters the waterjet industry by acquiring WARDJet
The Burlington based company will now employ around 250 people globally. The transaction allows AXYZ to retain the existing infrastructure in both Ohio and Canada. Learn more. (external link).

Canadian artist and Sheridan College grad Domee Shi is first female director of Pixar short
With her upcoming short film Bao, set to screen ahead of Incredibles 2, the Chinese-Canadian artist and Sheridan College grad will become the first female director of a Pixar short film. Learn more. (external link).

Oakville Mayor says future looks bright in Canada’s best community
Mayor Burton recently delivered an Economic Update that included the latest business growth stats, a progress report on Oakville's economic development strategy and a look ahead at improvements and investments in Oakville's business future. Learn more. (external link).

Milton’s rapid growth lays ground for highrise development
Growth is being fuelled by a young, house-hungry demographic driven to the outskirts of the Toronto region by the relative affordability of real estate Learn more. (external link).

Oakville Transit getting $66.3M in trilateral government investment
The funds will be used over the next decade to help build new urban networks and service extensions. Learn more. (external link).

Burlington, Milton transit systems getting millions in federal, provincial funding
Both Burlington Milton public transit systems will be receiving millions in funding as a result of a bilateral agreement between the federal government and province. Learn more. (external link).

Halton-based companies winners of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2018)
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Siemens Canada, Sodexo Canada, and Rockwool North America all made the list of employers recognized as having the best workplaces and programs for young people just starting their career. Learn more. (external link).

Burlington, Milton businesses get nearly $180K in government funding
The funding is provided under the joint Growing Forward 2 program to help grow the food- and beverage-processing sector by supporting local businesses to increase productivity, meet consumer demand and create more jobs. Learn more. (external link).

Commuters can soon order groceries online and pick them up at GO stations
Starting this spring, Loblaws and Metrolinx are making it easier to get your groceries. Commuters can order groceries online and pick them up at give GO Transit stations: Bronte, Oakville, Rouge Hill, Whitby and Clarkson. Learn more. (external link).

Sheridan College receives over $1.2 million in funding from Colleges Applied Research and Development Fund
The funding will support three projects that connect college students with businesses to tackle R&D challenges. Learn more. (external link).

Alfacon Solutions announces move to new manufacturing facility in Milton
Milton is fast becoming a hub for manufacturing and industrial companies. This move will facilitate ongoing growth by providing ready access to a large pool of engineering, project management, and manufacturing talent. Learn more. (external link).

Ford unveils new Edge ST to be assembled in Oakville ON
Ford plans to export the vehicle that features an array of smart technology to 100 countries from the Oakville assembly plant in 2019. Learn more. (external link).

Leading Finnish Robotics Company, Orfer to establish North American headquarters in Burlington
Halton Region is pleased to support Orfer in their expansion into the Canadian market. Learn more (external link).

Kraft Heinz Company bringing new distribution centre and 150 jobs to Halton Hills
The 775,000 square foot building will house a state-of-the-art distribution centre and create 150 new jobs once fully operational. Learn more (external link).

QRC Logistics nearly triples capacity with move to new facility in Milton
The move to this ultra-modern facility will allow QRC to meet increasing demand for e-commerce warehousing and distribution services. Learn more (external link).

Halton’s Prodigy Game ranks no. 2 in Deloitte's Technology Fast 50™ companies
The Burlington company was recognized for its rapid revenue growth, bold innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more (external link).

Halton Region part of Toronto Global bid for Amazon’s 2nd headquarters
Three sites in Halton Region are among the preferred sites in the Toronto Global bid. As one of the best places to live and work in Canada, Halton Region is well positioned to meet the immediate and longer term needs of Amazon. Learn more (external link).


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