Economic Development News

Niagara wins bid to host Canada Summer Games in 2021

The Niagara Region has been awarded the 2021 Canada Summer Games.

Niagara was chosen over bids from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa and Sudbury. The decision was announced Thursday.

The Canada Games are the country's largest multi-sport event, held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer. This will be the third time Ontario has hosted the games. Thunder Bay hosted the 1981 Games, while the 2001 Canada Summer Games were held in London.

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Niagara is "doing fabulous" - Caslin

Niagara is thriving “for the first time in a long time,” said Regional Chair Alan Caslin.

“I know it’s easy to talk about good news, but Niagara is doing fabulous in terms of its growth, in terms of its engagement of its community, and in terms of its investment in infrastructure,” he said, following a state-of-the-region address Friday.

And Caslin provided the statistics to back up his claims.

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Niagara home prices continue to soar

Niagara’s real estate boom is continuing.

After months of steady increases in the resale value of Niagara homes, as well as the speed at which properties are selling, statistics released Thursday by the Niagara Association of Realtors show that trend continued through February.

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GNCC launches cross-border network with Buffalo-Niagara Partnership

The Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce and the Buffalo-Niagara Partnership, a private sector economic development organization the largest regional Chamber of Commerce in Western New York, are pleased to announce a new strategic agreement that bridges their two organizations.

Under this agreement, members in one organization will be entitled to associate membership in the other. This agreement is designed to build cross-border business relationships and create new opportunities in our bi-national economy.

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