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Meetup 31 Town of Milton EcDev Presentation

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Meetup 31 Town of Milton EcDev Presentation

  1. 1. MILTON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATE SILICON HALTON MEETUP TO: SILICON HALTON MEMBERS FROM: Robert Humphrey, Town of Milton Economic Development Office DATE: May 8, 2012
  2. 2. Major Regional Distribution Centre Project• Target - 2nd largest U.S. retailer• Milton chosen over 6 other municipalities considered• 1.3 million square foot distribution centre on 75+ acre site opens in 2012• 500-700 employees, $420,000 tax revenues/yr• $28M in development charges
  3. 3. Sun Products Corporation Opens Distribution Centre• Leased entire 400,000+sqft facility at 8690 Escarpment Way• Adjacent land beside building can accommodate a 176,000sqft expansion• Sun Products brands include Sunlight laundry, Wisk, Snuggle and All-laundry
  4. 4. Phoenix Contact Opens New Head Office• Opened new 25,000sqft Canadian headquarters on Parkhill Drive in August• Leading developer & manufacturer of industrial electrical and electronic technology. Tech products include connectors, wireless Ethernet, classical modular terminal block• Hired several local qualified candidates for several highly skilled professional career opportunities in sales/marketing, production, automation and development. 50-65 new local jobs in Milton by the end of 2011• German-based innovative company has over 11,000 employees worldwide
  5. 5. Chudleigh’s Expands Again• Expanded commercial bakery facility to accommodate hiring more staff and new product ideas• Expanded from 82,000 square feet to 110,000 square feet - more office and warehouse space• Over 150 full time staff
  6. 6. Greenlife Business Centre Development• DelRidge to build Canada’s most progressive office building in field of sustainable technology in Milton• 2-storey office building, GFA of 28,000sqft• Only “net-positive” facility of its kind in Canada – will generate more energy than it consumes
  7. 7. CRM Call Centre moves into 555 Industrial Drive• Created 45 new jobs in the community• Named one of Canada’s fastest growing companies by PROFIT 200 Magazine ranking• Moved into the back of building at 555 Industrial Drive
  8. 8. MEV Innovation Centre• Business centre and incubator concept being developed• Site and building already exists: 555 Industrial Drive Max capacity of 25,000sqft• Ground floor office opportunity to be involved in centre• Common boardrooms, office areas, cafeteria, etc. on site• Centre is a start and catalyst to larger research park (MEV)
  9. 9. Interest in Non-Residential Investment in Milton• Working on some very large, significant projects – 3 in Escarpment Business Community under application or planned. Expected to be built by the end of 2013 – 2 large industrial users considering Milton, similar in size to Target project
  10. 10. Marketing Initiatives
  11. 11. Marketing 2011 Achievements• Milton This Way Up Trailer Marketing Campaign• Milton This Way Up Postcards – won Best of Show at EDAC 2011• New 3-year Economic Development Strategic Marketing Plan commenced in 2011
  12. 12. Milton This Way Up Trailer Marketing Campaign Official Launch Completed Trailer • Also directs clients to www.miltonthiswayup.ca where features & benefits of community are presented• Partnered with Transpro to communicate Milton’s open for business message throughout North America
  13. 13. Milton This Way Up Postcards• Distributed to over 30 local Front Back organizations targeting their walk-in customers, employees and other agents who visit their office to learn more about opportunities in Milton• 1 of 4 eye-catching postcards designed & launched in 2011• Won Best of Show at EDAC 2011!!
  14. 14. Milton This Way Up PostcardsWon 3 awards from EDAC Cup Medals including:• EDAC Cup• Cup Contender• 1st Prize for categoryWon out of 206 submissions across Canada
  15. 15. 3-Year Economic Development Strategic Marketing Plan• BANG! Creative Communications Team selected• Surveyed select businesses for feedback & direction into Milton Economic Development Marketing Plan• Business Focus Groups
  16. 16. 3-Year Economic Development Strategic Marketing Plan
  17. 17. 3-Year Economic Development Strategic Marketing Plan
  18. 18. 3-Year Economic Development Strategic Marketing Plan• What to look forward to in the next few months: – Development of social media campaign – Milton business video clips/material – Update Eco. Dev. web material – Milton Transit bus wrap marketing campaign
  19. 19. Thank you for your time. Questions?Contact:Robert Humphrey, M.A. Economics, B. Comm.Economic Development OfficerTown of Milton150 Mary StreetMilton, ON L9T 6Z5www.milton.caFor economic development visit www.miltonthiswayup.ca

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