Brantford named one of Canada’s Best Locations to Invest for Business

The Alexander Parkway in Brantford beside Business Park

Brantford, ON – The City of Brantford has been named one of the nation’s best locations for businesses to invest. Site Selection Magazine recognized Advantage Brantford among 20 local and regional groups across the nation representing “Canada’s Best Location,” based on corporate end-user facility investment and related job creation activity analyzed on a cumulative and per-capita basis.

The acknowledgement highlights recent local industrial projects including: 48 North, City View Green, Grissin Bon Limited, Hypoint Company Ltd., North West Rubber Mats and Skyline Properties. Most significantly, Vicano Developments completed a 530,000 square foot state-of-the-art refrigerated food warehousing facility, leased by Brimich Logistics.

The recognition of “Canada’s Best Location,” joins a long list of recent accolades recognizing how Brantford is an outstanding community for both families and businesses to put down roots. Maclean’s magazine praised Brantford as being one of the best communities to live in 2019. Earlier this year, MoneySense Magazine praised Brantford as being one of the best places to buy real estate in Canada for the sixth consecutive year. Specifically, Brantford placed sixth out of 35 cities in 2020, third in 2019, first in 2018, third in 2017, third in 2016 and fourth in 2015.

Quick Facts

  • In 2019, 11 new firms brought 333 new jobs to Brantford.
  • Brantford saw $25.45 million permit value in Industrial Building Permits in 2019.
  • Over 100 acres of private industrial employment Greenfield lands are anticipated to come to market in the next 6 to 18 months.
  • The City’s boundary expansion in 2017 took in additional lands including 1,830 net acres of industrial employment lands scheduled for development over the next 15 years.
  • The Province of Ontario anticipates Brantford’s population to increase by 60 per cent to 163,000 in 2041.

About Site Selection Magazine

Conway produces a bi-monthly expansion planning publication called Site Selection. This award-winning magazine is recognized as the leading publication in corporate real estate, facility planning, location analysis and foreign direct investment. The publication delivers in-depth editorial coverage that is powerful and effective, captivating audiences with leading and innovative economic development news coverage.


“The recognition of Brantford as one of Canada’s best locations for investment reflects the hard work we have put into strengthening the region’s economy. Much of Brantford’s success can be credited to strong relationships with the local business community as well as a supportive City Council conducive to growth. While 2020 has brought significant challenges, we remain committed to supporting local businesses through the Mayor’s Economic Recovery Task Force.”  - Brantford Mayor Kevin Davis.

“We are thrilled to receive this honour that recognizes Brantford on the global stage. While celebrating our successes, we are also working hard to revive and sustain local businesses and employment during this historically challenging time and to ultimately build a more resilient and prosperous future for our community.”  - Kevin Finney, Director, Economic Development & Tourism, City of Brantford. 


Media Contact:

Heather Carvalho | Communications Specialist, Communications and Community Engagement
City of Brantford | 519.759.4150 ext. 5741 |