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County of Brant shares economic development highlights

County of BrantCounty of Brant shares economic development highlights

County of Brant announced significant growth and accomplishments in its 2023 Economic Development and Tourism Year End Report.

“Despite uncertainty associated with national economic pressures, 2023 was a rewarding year for the County,” said Zach Gable, Director of Economic Development and Tourism. “The County offers a well-balanced portfolio of business and industries that create a stable and diversified base for our community.”

Through programs such as Community Improvement Plan funding, Digital Main Street, and the Business Retention and Expansion program, the division helped bolster local businesses, providing them with crucial resources and expertise, to help them thrive and succeed in the community.

The 2023 Year End Report is a snapshot that highlights the County of Brant’s major industries and also showcases the support that the Economic Development team provides the business community.

Key highlights from the report include:

Job and Business Expansion:

  • The number of jobs in the County of Brant increased by 2,024 from 2019 to 2023.
  • The number of businesses also rose, with 246 new establishments opening their doors during the same period.

Major Events included:

  • The County of Brant proudly co-hosted the Ontario 55+ Summer Games, welcoming over 1000 participants to the community.
  • Brant Celebrates Culture Days, which in its inaugural year supported 34 local events run by community organizations.

Future Initiatives in 2024:

  • Looking ahead, the County of Brant is focused on major initiatives such as implementing the Economic Development Strategy and the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Strategy, aiming to further enhance economic growth and community development.

“We are happy to see the growth and success that is taking place in the County of Brant’s business community,” said Gable. “Our team is dedicated to continuing to support initiatives that promote a thriving business environment and the well-being of our community.”

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