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Presenting Sponsors and Partners in Transformation

Established in 2010, ResearchFDI is a specialized investment attraction consulting firm widely recognized within the economic development and investment attraction industry for its accomplished lead generation programs that have yielded over $5 billion in new investments for its clients worldwide. In addition, ResearchFDI offers a suite of strategy, business intelligence and research reports that act as precursors to any investment attraction campaign such as developing economic development plans, FDI strategies, marketing plans, benchmarking reports, sector profiles, industry reports, investor pitches, pitch deck development and investment attraction training. The firm currently employs 40 full-time consultants and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada and maintains offices and key strategic partnerships in 16 international business hubs.

Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing is a provincially funded non-profit organization that raises awareness of Ontario’s advanced manufacturing ecosystem. We collaborate frequently with economic development organizations, providing manufacturing-related data, intelligence, and thought leadership. Our offices are located on the campus of Western University in London.

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Deloitte Economic Advisory has leaders in economic development, investment attraction, macroeconomics, microeconomics, policy and regulatory analysis, as well as analytics and modelling. We use our expertise to tackle some of the most complex and challenging policy and business issues of today to unlock economic, financial, environmental and social value for our clients.

Environics Analytics (EA) is the premier marketing and analytical services company in Canada, helping thousands of customers across every industry sector turn data and analytics into strategy, insights, and results. Established in 2003, we specialize in using best-in-class data, analytics expertise, and purpose-built software (including software-as-a-service platforms ENVISION and SPOTLIGHT) to address key challenges in areas such as consumer profiling and segmentation, multichannel media planning and execution, trade area analysis, merchandising strategies and site location decision-making. Environics Analytics is a Bell Canada company.


GHD Digital is a global software company that helps communities connect with their citizens through innovative digital solutions. With our forte in website development, mobile apps and digital solutions for the public sector, we have helped over 600 municipal clients reach a new level of digital efficiency across North America

GIS Planning offers the leading online GIS data software for economic development and corporate site selection. Our powerful web tools help expanding and relocating businesses find their best locations for successin your region. Choose from our suite of products to engage website visitors, drive investment to your community, and support existing businesses.

IDEA is Mississauga’s collaborative lead for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  A distinctive and inclusive community that supports and connects local and globally minded entrepreneurs and businesses. Our vision is to elevate Mississauga’s entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem by collaboratively supporting businesses to launch and grow, striving for inclusivity. diversity, sustainability and global engagement.

The Master of Urban Innovation (MUI) is a 20-month professional program focus on economic development and governance in cities of all sizes. The MUI program provides students with the knowledge, skills and training necessary to become the next generation of innovative leaders and city builders

Neuron is Canada’s fastest-growing shared e-scooter operator. Neuron differentiates itself by being the best partner to cities and an industry leader in safety. The company is integrating micromobility solutions that are improving transportation networks, reducing congestion, and boosting local economies in cities globally and across Canada

Niagara Economic Development is pleased to support the Town of Lincoln and Civiconnect present the Youth Skills Studio at the 2022 EDCO conference.  As Regional Economic Development we offer concierge-style support to businesses that are considering investment in Niagara. Whether they are an established business looking to expand, or a business from outside the region researching Niagara as a potential location for investment, we can connect businesses with information, contacts, and referrals to programs, incentives and services to help business prosper.

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) is responsible for Canada’s Plan for the safe, long-term management of used nuclear fuel, in a manner that protects both people and the environment. Learn more at www.nwmo.ca.

Geosource Energy is Canada’s premier geo-exchange solutions specialist with an unblemished track record of system performance. Specializing in the implementation of on-site renewable energy for the past 18 years, we are known coast-to-coast for our unparalleled expertise, delivering on over 350 geothermal projects and installing over 7,200+ boreholes to date.

Power Economic Growth. We’ve made the world’s most advanced online site selection technology the most intuitive and easiest to use. It’s like having a GIS Assistant that knows what you want before you ask.

Markham is fast growing, diverse and Canada’s 2nd largest cluster with 1,500+ ICT companies.  Home to 650+ corporate headquarters with industry leaders: IBM, AMD, GM, Honda, Aviva, Allstate, GE, Bank of China.   As a global city, Markham offers well-planned communities, high quality infrastructure, a pro-business environment and a talented workforce.

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses.

Partner with the only lender 100% invested in Canadian food. We lend money and provide other services to support the food industry. From start-ups to mature enterprises, we partner with businesses and entrepreneurs to help you reach your full potential. If your business is looking to grow or expand, let’s talk and help you find new opportunities through our networks and financing expertise.

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