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Mayor Crombie Departs for Economic Development Mission to Japan

Our 2017 Economic Development Office (EDO) Investment Mission to Japan is an important opportunity to strengthen relations with a leading target market for Mississauga and to continue our ongoing efforts to attract and retain foreign-direct investment (FDI) opportunities here at home, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie said today from Pearson Airport as she was preparing to depart for Japan.

Mayor Crombie is leading an EDO Investment Mission to Japan, with meetings scheduled in Tokyo and Nagoya from September 25-29.

Meetings will be held with government officials, along with businesses from Mississauga’s industry clusters, with an emphasis on aerospace and advanced manufacturing. Mayor Crombie will be joined by representatives from the Ontario and federal governments and EDO Manager of Business Investment and Client Services, Harold Dremin.

“I also look forward to delivering a keynote address during the Aeromart Conference in Nagoya, a global gathering of aerospace industry giants,” Mayor Crombie said. “In attendance will be representatives from 20 different countries and 250 different companies.” The Aeromart Conference also boasts opportunities for 3,500 business to business meetings.

Mississauga is Canada’s largest aerospace cluster by employment. The aerospace industry employs over 24,000 people in over 220 aerospace companies. Pearson International Airport – Canada’s largest airport – is located in Mississauga.

“Japan ties with Germany for the largest market for capital investment in Mississauga (after the United States),” Mayor Crombie said. “Mississauga is home to nearly 100 Japanese companies, representing nearly half of all Japanese companies located in Ontario. We are proud that Mississauga is home to a number of globally-respected, successful and leading Japanese-based companies.”

This will mark Mayor Crombie’s second Investment Mission to Japan. “Like Hazel McCallion, I am committed to building on the already thoughtful, strong and important working relationship Mississauga enjoys with Japanese businesses,” Mayor Crombie said. Continue reading Mayor Crombie Departs for Economic Development Mission to Japan

Mayor Crombie Marks New Year’s 2016

“On behalf of the City of Mississauga and Members of Council, I join with all residents to mark New Year’s 2016.

“New Year’s is filled with the promise of hope. It is an opportunity to pursue long-held resolutions for personal improvement, maintain commitment, demonstrate self-discipline, and to achieve and exceed these goals.

“Reflecting on the past twelve months, I remain humbled and honoured to represent the compassionate, hardworking and dynamic people of our great City.

“Working with Council, we are addressing a number of leading issues for Mississauga residents, including: building regionally-integrated transit by securing full funding from the Wynne government for the new Hurontario LRT; igniting new economic development opportunities with the launch of the Mississauga International Partnership Program Committee (MIPP); and fostering a more dynamic, open and inclusive community, with the work undertaken by the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee.

“I am proud of what has been accomplished. I am mindful that we have only just begun and that there still remains much more work to be done – this is my resolution for the year ahead.

“2016 already promises to be an exciting year for Mississauga. For the first time ever, Mississauga will host the Ontario Summer Games. Our City will welcome athletes, coaches, managers, teams and officials from across the province this August.

“While we usher in this New Year, let us not forget those in our community in need of additional care and support. Unfortunately, the need remains high all year at our community food banks. Local charities always welcome donations so they may continue providing essential services.

“I ask all residents to please be generous with their time. I encourage Mississaugans to engage in random acts of kindness. It could be helping a neighbour shovel their driveway; volunteering toward an important cause; or simply picking up litter to keep our streets clean. It is up to all of us to strengthen our neighbourhoods and make our City an even better place to call home.

“Let me once again offer my best wishes for a very happy, safe, memorable and prosperous New Year!”

2016 Mayor’s New Year’s Levee:

You are invited to meet and greet with Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council inside Council Chamber with photo opportunities available, enjoy a free public skate on Mississauga Celebration Square’s outdoor ice rink, local entertainment, and more!

What: Mayor’s New Year’s Levee
When: Sunday, January 3, 2016, 2 – 4 p.m.
Meet and greet will take place from 2 – 3:15 p.m.
Where: Civic Centre – 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
Who: Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Members of Council