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New website InvestBrampton.ca provides tools and resources for local businesses, entrepreneurs, and foreign investors

June 4, 2020

New InvestBrampton website on a screen

BRAMPTON, ON (June 3, 2020) – Today, the City launched InvestBrampton.ca, a new website which provides a centralized online source for local businesses, entrepreneurs and potential foreign investors to access the information and resources they need to locate or grow their business in Brampton. The new InvestBrampton.ca website was highlighted as an immediate action in the City’s Economic Recovery Strategy.


With a focus on interactivity, the website makes it easy for site selectors, potential investors, and local businesses to find information quickly and easily and connect with expert advisors. New features include: a central resources page, a site selection tool and direct access to the new investment services team who provide a personalized, customized service for potential investors. The site also features a chat capability.

On May 13, Brampton Council approved the Economic Recovery Strategy as a framework for the City to move forward with restarting the local economy. The Mayor’s COVID-19 Economic Support Task Force guided the development of the City’s Economic Recovery Strategy, which will be achieved by implementing actions under each of the four cornerstones: Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship, Investment, Infrastructure, and Arts, Culture & Tourism.

Other initiatives recently launched to support Brampton’s economic recovery include the City’s Support Local campaign and digital ShopHERE program.

Brampton is home to almost 74,000 businesses. In 2019, the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre conducted almost 1,000 small business consultations and handled over 10,000 small business inquiries.

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“As we continue our work on Brampton’s economic recovery, retaining and expanding our current businesses, and bringing new investment into our City will be key focuses for us. This new website is one of the ways we’ll help support our existing businesses and highlight the many benefits Brampton offers as an ideal investment location!”
– Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of BramptonPatrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“We need to look at new ways of connecting with potential investors, particularly foreign investors, as we move towards economic recovery from COVID-19. We will need to significantly shift our approach to Foreign Direct Investment missions as part of the new way we do and attract business. In addition to our one-to-one conversations and relationship building efforts, investbrampton.ca will enable our potential investors to gather much of the initial information they need easily and in one place.”
– Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1&5; Co-Chair, Mayor’s COVID-19 Economic Support Task Force

“The Economic Support Task Force has been working diligently with local businesses during COVID-19 and is committed to maintaining this support so that our local economy can recover and come out stronger. Our Economic Recovery Strategy will help ensure our City’s resilience and competitive advantage as we move forward.”
– Michael Palleschi, Regional Councillor, Wards 2&6; Co-Chair, Mayor’s COVID-19 Economic Support Task Force

“Like businesses and organizations across the country, our City has felt the negative financial impacts of COVID-19. Economic recovery is a key focus for us moving forward, and we will be looking at many different initiatives which, combined, will move us forward.” 
– David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

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As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to 650,000 people and 70,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable and successful. Connect with us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram. Learn more at www.brampton.ca.

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Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca