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Small Business Week 2021

Small Business Week is a nationally recognized celebration of the contributions small businesses make to...

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Starter Company Plus

The Vaughan Starter Company Plus program is designed for you and your business. Receive tailored...

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COVID-19 Resources

The Economic and Cultural Development (ECD) team is monitoring the impact of COVID-19.

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Toronto Global

Toronto Global supports the expansion of foreign-owned businesses to the Toronto Region.

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Invest in Canada

Invest in Canada works with global investors to unlock investment opportunities and facilitate expansion.

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Manufacturers: Share your work placement opportunities

Centennial College’s School of Engineering, Technology and Applied Sciences is looking for businesses with work...

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Introducing our new website

Welcome to the new Vaughan Economic and Cultural Development website!  

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Commercialization Programs

Test or demonstrate your innovative product or service in a real-life setting with help from...

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City of Vaughan Corporate Partnerships (External Website)

The City of Vaughan’s Corporate Partnerships program offers a variety of partnership options to suit...

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Office Development Incentives

Vaughan office space is in high demand, so the City of Vaughan is expanding the...

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City of Vaughan Public Engagement Opportunities (External Website)

The City of Vaughan values the voice of the public and is dedicated to having...

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Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Brochure

Vaughan has a strong, innovative and sustainable economy. Small businesses and entrepreneurs remain the key...

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Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Website

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) is an emerging downtown poised to be the financial, innovation...

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Funding for Tech Entrepreneurs

These public and private investors invest in high-tech startups, and may also offer mentorship and...

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Makerspaces

These facilities in Vaughan and York Region provide space, tools and technology to support innovative...

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Places to Network

Vaughan has the talent, resources, networks and transportation connections to help enterprises of all sizes...

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Market Research Resources

Market research is the bedrock of good business decisions. For data on Vaughan, start with...

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Hiring Employees

Looking for employees? These resources can help.

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Doing Business with Government (Bids and Tenders)

There are opportunities to sell your products and services to all levels of government. To...

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Import and Export Resources

Interested in buying or selling products and services outside of Canada? Learn about importing and...

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York Region Business Directory

Click the links or use the map to get started.

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Becoming an Entrepreneur

Before taking the first step towards entrepreneurship, take some time to research what it means...

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Co-working spaces

Whether you’re working for yourself, building a startup or running an established business, sometimes you...

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Get Involved in Culture Programming

​Let us know about your event or join the VaughanLink Volunteer program.

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Employee Engagement

Roll up your sleeves and give back to your community by volunteering for City of...

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Kleinburg Economic Development Strategy

A community’s downtown is its heart and soul and Kleinburg’s main street has enjoyed a...

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Municipal Accommodation Tax

Tourism is an important economic driver for Vaughan. Beyond accommodations and attractions, the sector also...

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Economic Development and Employment Sectors Study

As Vaughan-based businesses compete in the national and global marketplace for new business and product...

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Vaughan Economic Development Strategy 2010

Vibrant cities and regions undergo a process of continuous renewal. For the past three years,...

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Corporate Visits

Are you short on time but eager to learn more about Vaughan’s economy or how...

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Starter Company Plus

The Vaughan Starter Company Plus program is designed for you and your business. Receive tailored...

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Summer Company

Summer Company is a great opportunity for students between the ages of 15 and 29...

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Activate!Vaughan

Activate!Vaughan is a new innovation program that connects high-potential entrepreneurs to market-driven entrepreneurship opportunities and...

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Programming for Tech Entrepreneurs

The City of Vaughan and ventureLAB have partnered to provide enhanced services to help entrepreneurs...

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Schools in Vaughan

Vaughan is home to more than 300 elementary schools, high schools, and licensed daycares.

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Parks, Trails and Green Space

No matter where you are in Vaughan, there’s likely a park or sport facility nearby....

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OUTSIDE THE BOX: portraits of innovation | technology Exhibition Book

The interpretive bridge that connects ART to innovation, technology and entrepreneurism is not too long...

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smARTcities: Exploring the digital frontier Exhibition Book

Ron Wild’s creative digital approach to bridging the divide between ART and SCIENCE is manifested...

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Vaughan Enterprise Zone

The Vaughan Enterprise Zone (VEZ) is located in the western quadrant of the city bordering...

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Wholesale Trade Sector Profile

Increasing growth in just-in-time manufacturing, e-commerce and online shopping makes Vaughan an attractive location for...

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Transportation & Warehousing Sector Profile

The Transportation and Warehousing Sector is thriving in Vaughan. As one of the largest transportation...

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Professional & Business Services Sector Profile

The Professional and Business Sector has experienced rapid growth as the city is transforming into...

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Food Culture Brochure

I invite you to learn about how the City of Vaughan has become a global...

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Construction Sector Profile

The Construction Sector in Vaughan has been experiencing unprecedented construction activity reaching $1.14 billion value...

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Advanced Manufacturing Sector Profile

The Advanced Manufacturing Sector in Vaughan has been, and will continue to be, a significant...

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Economic and Cultural Development Department Services for Business Brochure

The Economic and Cultural Development department works to make Vaughan a place where entrepreneurship, business,...

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Economic and Cultural Development’s 2018 Year in Review

As one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada, we maintain an approach to city-building that...

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Funding Programs

As a business, you may be eligible for government funding to help you expand or...

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Tax Rates

Property taxes are levied and collected by the City of Vaughan in order for the...

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Business Name Registration

There are four types of business structures in Ontario: sole-proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, and cooperatives. Learn...

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Book a Consultation

The Economic and Cultural Development team offers complimentary one-hour appointments for entrepreneurs and business owners...

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Development Charges

Development charges are fees paid for new developments, re-developments, change of use, and expansions for...

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Public Art Program

The City-Wide Public Art Program is the first of its kind for Vaughan and is...

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Vaughan Business Expo

The Vaughan Business Expo is our annual business-to-business event. It brings hundreds of businesses and...

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Vaughan Business Café

Have you ever had a question that you wish you could ask another entrepreneur or...

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