The York region of South Ontario brought their A-game to Collision Conference in Toronto this week.
The Regional Municipality of York is pushing the area as Canada’s second-largest technology hub based on the presence of more than 4,500 tech companies.
“Returning to Collision in-person to join the best of the best in the tech sector is exciting,” said Jonathan Wheatle, Director of Economic Strategy at York Region.
The nine-city complex is hoping to increase their numbers through investment.
At the #YRtech Pavilion, York announced $250 million in new business investment and expansion to drive innovation in sectors including auto tech, life sciences, semiconductors, and engineering.
“York Region continues to be a tech trailblazer requiring big thinking and bold action,” stated tech media personality Marc Saltzman.
The investment is expected to result in “more than 800 new tech jobs over the next few years,” according to a statement from York Region.
“The calibre of announcements being made in the #YRtech Pavilion speaks to the strength of our business community as a tech and innovation leader on a local, national and global scale,” said Wheatle.
“York Region checks many boxes when it comes to an established thriving tech hub,” added Katie Salem, Executive Director, York Angel Investors. “None more important than investing in the founders and talent of tomorrow.”
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