Today’s business clusters creating new business technologies into new business clusters
After reading the e-business cluster blog I was able to understand something so simple. Back in the mid 90’s almost every corporation has a website; however, now we see it as a necessary criteria that every company must incorporate.
Traditional websites are now becoming known as web 1.0 Martin’s talk-garnered from his business experience-makes a good case that the smart players will be the early adopters of web 2.0. After all, it will be ubiquitous a decade from now.
The Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance takes on several different events locally, and internationally every year. The purpose of these events is to showcase the GTA, and provide excellent networking venues for our partners and guests to explore business opportunities for their respective companies.
The next event taking place will be:
BRANHAM 300 Canada’s Top 300 IT Companies Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Start Time: 11:30 a.m. End Time: 2:00 p.m
Pricing Individual purchase GTMA or YTA Member $45.00 Individual purchase non-member $55.00 Table Sponsor * $450.00
Toronto is the industrial and business centre for the country.
Toronto Region is Canada’s financial centre and has the 3rd largest financial services cluster ranked by direct employment in North America, after New York and Chicago.
Over 230,000 people work in the financial and investment-services sector in the Toronto Region.
Toronto is headquarters to the five largest domestic banks, and the majority of insurance, securities, foreign banks, pension and mutual fund companies.
The Toronto Stock Exchange represents the heart of Canada’s capital markets and is the 3rd largest in North America based on market capitalization and the 7th largest in the world .
COMMUNITY SPONSORED SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT FUNDS
Together with some affiliated hospitals and other universities, TIG has sponsored seven Community-Sponsored Small Business Investment Funds (CSBIFs). These professionally managed funds invest in start-up companies established to develop innovations that originated within the sponsors’ community.
To date, UofT has sponsored 10 CSBIFs that have invested $22 million in 24 companies. This, in turn, led to an additional investment of $43 million, or a total of $65 million, in the last four years
INVESTING IN EDUCATION AND INNOVATION IN FINANCIAL SERVICES
Financial services and professional business services are major drivers of Ontario’s knowledge economy.
“ We believe the Centre of Excellence will help secure our talent advantage and create a global hub for financial services education and training.”
“ Toronto is home to many innovative financial institutions that are world leaders in their markets”
“ The Centre of Excellence is an ideal way for us to capitalize on Toronto’s competitive advantage and attract even more talented people to work in Canada’s most important industry.”
ASTUTE FINANCIAL SERVICES ENTER NORTH AMERICA VIA TORONTO
GTA is home to 5 million individuals and is also known as the business centre of Canada’s financial service industry.
especially attractive to the European market.
GTA exceeds its credentials as a prime business location, the area offers many advantages to business services.
The Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance is an organization found within this cluster to design and connect investors looking to locate in the GTA with the different things they need to set up their service and build business relationships.
Automotive Services is the largest sector in Durham.
It employs more than 22,000 people and investment within this sector continues to grow.
Canada's newest university, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, together with Durham College delivers energy related programs to produce skilled graduates and incubate new and innovative energy businesses