'Investment Ready' The Ajax Advantage

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Investment Ready. Ajax is the first municipality in Canada to be designated as 'Competitive Ready'.  Learn what that means for your investment.

Ajax Investment Ready (online presentation)

Low land and development costs.
You shouldn't have to choose between cost and proximity to your market. In 

Ajax, you get more - an affordable home for your business, only 20 minutes from Toronto and within a day's drive to over 120 million customers.

Land availability. Time is of the essence. Ajax is home to 700 acres of serviced employment lands, prime for development.

Support. Businesses choose Ajax for value and stay for growth. Experience award-winning support from our Business Development team, recognized as a leader in business and retention activities. Learn more about the recognition that Ajax has received.

Streamlined permitting (PriorityPath). PriorityPath sets the bar for fast-tracking in two respects. First, instead of telling a company how long it will take, they ask the company how much time it needs; then they arrive at a mutual agreement. Second, they provide concrete feedback, describing exactly what changes are necessary to win approval.

Sites. Ajax's ready-to-go sites are thoughtfully zoned and fully serviced.

Community Planning. Residences and businesses are clearly delineated, with companies clustered in designated "Employment Areas." There is plenty of green space, over 90 km of trails, and lakefront access that makes the town attractive to a diverse workforce.

Sustainability. Supportive, not punitive, is Ajax's approach. Ajax leads the region for implementation of Durham Partners in Project Green which supports competitive sustainable business practices. The Town supports the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade's Eco-Business Program , which provides sustainability self-audits and certification. Veridian, the electricity provider, offers audits and technical assistance. The Town also operates a green fleet and has a LEED building policy.

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