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Seeing and Hearing is Believing - February 13, 2014

Contact: Mayor Dave Barrow, 905-771-2493,

Seeing and Hearing is Believing
Corporate Leaders Tell Why They Chose to Locate Their Business in Richmond Hill in a New Series of Videos

RICHMOND HILL – Leaders of top companies locate their businesses in Richmond Hill due to all it has to offer, including its highly-qualified talent pool, access to major transportation routes, central location and high quality of life.

“Richmond Hill is a great place to live and with these videos local companies are telling the world why it’s a great place to do business also,” said Mayor Dave Barrow. “Every year we have more companies, which means more employers, relocate to Richmond Hill along with new businesses that start here, living up to our business-friendly reputation.”

With the launch of a new set of economic development videos, Richmond Hill continues to tell its story on the world stage; a vibrant place filled with business opportunities, great schools, award-winning parks, a thriving quality of life and much more.

The five testimonial videos feature local companies Apotex Inc., Compugen Inc., Cosmo Music, La Rocca Creative Cakes and Maxium Financial. Each of the corporate leaders talk about some of the advantages of being part of the Richmond Hill business community. These include the central location, transportation network, green initiatives, local talent pool, community events, public spaces and the services provided by Richmond Hill’s Economic Development team.

In addition to the corporate testimonials, a new promotional video is being launched to give business owners a better feel for the community. The message is clear --- Richmond Hill is the location of choice for innovative businesses looking to be part of a welcoming and collaborative environment with plenty of amenities. All of the videos are available on YouTube and at (click Top 10 Reasons).

As one of Canada’s fastest growing municipalities, Richmond Hill is home to 194,000 residents and over 4,000 businesses. Centrally located in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, with strong industry clusters in professional, scientific and technical industries (with an emphasis on IT), health, finance and insurance as well as information and cultural industries, many major corporations and head offices have chosen to locate in this community. Richmond Hill has an excellent and growing transportation infrastructure, a high standard of living, the most educated workforce in Canada and has become an award winning municipality with a strong commitment to exceptional public service. Richmond Hill really is The Smart Place for Business and was recognized as one of the top business-friendly communities in the Americas by fDi Magazine of the Financial Times.
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