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Economic Development
June 2018


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Free Support for Small Business Owners


 

Halton Region Economic Development Events

Free Support for Small Business Owners

Contact Halton's Small Business Consultants for help with starting a business, business research, writing marketing plans and understanding government regulations. Consultations are held at the Georgetown Branch Library on Thursdays: July 5 &19 and August 2 & 16 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 905-825-6000 ext. 7900 to schedule your complimentary one-hour session.
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Halton Region Economic Development Events

First Steps in Importing Seminar
A free session for small and medium-sized enterprises will be held on June 27 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Rd, Oakville. Understand product-related regulations, suppliers and country of origin, financial aspects, logistics and other partners, customs documentation and clearance. Click 'More' to register.
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2018 Women's Small Business Event
Join the Halton Small Business Centre for a breakfast networking event and workshop for women entrepreneurs and small business owners. The event will be held on June 26 and will focus on strategies of business problem solving. Click 'More' to register.
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Seminar on U.S. Tax Reform

 

Tourism as an Economic Driver

Seminar on U.S. Tax Reform

Join KPMG and the Halton Global Business Centre (GBC) on June 20 in Burlington for a free seminar on the effects of some of the biggest changes to U.S. tax law in more than 30 years. Key topics include: U.S. corporate and business taxes; pass-through entities; E-Commerce; international tax provisions and individual taxes. The seminar is particularly useful for organizations currently operating in the U.S., or considering expansion of business activities/exporting into the U.S. market. Registration required.
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Tourism as an Economic Driver

Tourism is an important economic driver and a key pillar of Ontario's economy. According to Lisa LaVecchia, Destination Ontario, tourism spending contributes about $32 billion to the Ontario economy and $11 billion in tax revenue. It supports 186,000 tourism-related businesses, and 389,000 tourism-related jobs. By 2022, the visitor target for Canada is 25 million international visitors and $25 billion in spending.

Tourism is an integral part of the Town's local economic development efforts, including the local cultural, sports, culinary and eco-tourism experiences. The Town's strategic management approach of the tourism portfolio will ensure that tourism priorities align with the Town's Strategic Plan and leverage the linkages with economic development and culture.
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Meet Halton Hills' New Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator


 

Public Art Master Plan Consultation Update

Meet Halton Hills' New Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator

Tammy McQueen joined the Town of Halton Hills as our Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator in the Economic Development, Innovation and Culture division (Office of the CAO) on May 22. Tammy brings to the Town diverse experience in economic development, tourism and community engagement. Tammy can be reached at 905-873-2601 ext. 2355 or
tmcqueen@haltonhills.ca

 

Public Art Master Plan Consultation Update – "What We Heard" Report

The "What We Heard" report provides an overview of the opinions and ideas gathered through the consultation process for the Public Art Master Plan. The consultations took place from June 2017 to March 2018 and explored opinions on the best locations for public art, appropriate themes, the purposes of public art and the selection and management of the Public Art Program. The input gathered in this report will feed into the Public Art Master Plan. Opportunities to review the information and continued consultation will be made available throughout the plan development process.
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Culture by the Numbers


 

Economic Development News

Culture by the Numbers

In Ontario, the GDP of culture industries ($27.5 billion) is larger than the value added of agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting ($6.4 billion), accommodation and food services ($15.5 billion) and utilities ($15.6 billion).
(Source: Statistics Canada, Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators, 2016)

 

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The Current is a monthly e-newsletter featuring upcoming standing committee reports as well as events, tourism and community information.
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Events & Learning Opportunities

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