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Brantford named one of the best locations for business investment

City of BrantfordBrantford named one of the best locations for business investment

The City of Brantford has been named one of the nation’s best locations for businesses to invest. For the fourth year in a row, Site Selection Magazine has named Brantford as one of the top places in the country for business investment, based on corporate end-user facility investment and related job creation activity analyzed on a cumulative and per-capita basis.

“Brantford’s open-for-business approach, advantageous location, and diversified economy continue to attract investment from many leading companies,” said Kevin Davis, Mayor for the City of Brantford. “This acknowledgement highlights how sound planning and strong relationships with our business and community partners can create the right climate for business growth.”

In 2022, local industrial expansions included Mitsui High-Tech (Canada) Inc., Massilly North America, Gizeh Packaging NA Inc, and Samuel, Son & Co. Ltd. In addition, Tees N More and Volm Companies moved to Brantford. 

There is great opportunity for future business growth in Brantford. An estimated 700 gross acres of greenfield industrial land is set for development in the next two to five years including parcels at 473/474 Hardy Road, 83 Craig Street, 225 Henry Street, and 358 Lynden Road. Furthermore, approximately 1,400 gross acres of employment lands in the northwest around Golf Road are slated for industrial development as part of the 2017 boundary expansion.

2022 Quick Facts

  • $57.86 million in industrial building permit value
  • 1.23 million square feet of industrial space was built
  • 155 new industrial jobs were created
  • Hershey Canada Inc. opened their state-of-the-art logistics centre
  • Barry Callebaut broke ground on their new manufacturing facility
  • Panattoni purchased 423 acres of industrial land for $290 million

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