Business

COVID-19 Business Information & Resources

Up-to-date information and supports for businesses in Haldimand County.

Try College for FREE- POSTPONED

With the COVID 19 virus outbreak, we will be postponing the Try College for Free Course scheduled for April 1st-June 25, including the information session on March 25th.  We regret having to cancel programs and close community facilities but are doing so in the interest of community safety, based on the expert medical advice of our local and provincial healthcare authorities.  Our thanks for your understanding regarding this matter, and we will announce a revised date for the Try College for Free course once there is no longer a public health risk to participants.

POSTPONED-Business Excellence Awards

With the COVID 19 virus outbreak, we will be postponing the Business Excellence Awards scheduled for April 8th, 2020. We regret having to cancel programs and close community facilities but are doing so in the interest of community safety, based on the expert medical advice of our local and provincial healthcare authorities.  Our thanks for your understanding regarding this matter, and we will announce a revised date for the Business Excellence Awards once there is no longer a public health risk to participants.

New Video Launched

As part of Manufacturing Month, a video showcasing local employers demonstrates the many job opportunities that exist at manufacturing businesses in Haldimand.

 

View the We Make It Here video.

Business Prepardness- COVID-19

To help businesses prepare for and manage through a potential COVID-19 escalation in Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce developed the following brief guide. It is designed to assist business planning and continuity efforts. This tool includes links to the some of the most relevant and credible
information, best practice tools and resources.

View the guide HERE

Happening in Haldimand

Haldimand County Ranked # 13  in Maclean’s Best Communities in Canada 2019

See why below or read the full article here!

Population:47,635
Economic region unemployment rate as of March 2019:4.7%
Median household income:$84,225
Average value of primary real estate:$487,655
Average rent for a two-bedroom apartment*:$781
Property tax as percent of average income:2.3%
Average annual property tax bill:$2,596

 

Source: Maclean’s Best communities in Canada 2019

 

 

Health, Safety and Community Factors

5-year average of Crime Severity Index in area covered by local police service**:42
Doctors’ offices:10
Percentage of population employed in arts and recreation:0.8%
*NOTE: Estimates used where data not available

**lower is better, national average = 73

Source: Maclean’s Best Communities in Canada 2019

Weather Factors

Days per year with rain or snow:153
Days per year above 0ºC:245
Days per year above 20ºC:117

Source: Maclean’s Best Communities in Canada 2019

Business Haldimand Objective

Our goal is to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for our community by creating and retaining jobs by providing support to help local businesses grow.

How we can help your business

Haldimand County is committed to creating an environment for businesses to thrive.  Our Economic Development & Tourism team links the business community to partners, helping pave the way for business development and expansion within Haldimand.  Staff leverage their experience and knowledge of the local landscape to provide consultation services and hands-on solutions to help you.

For more information contact opportunity@haldimandcounty.on.ca or call our tourism hotline at 1-800-863-9607.

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