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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario


Because of the Holland Marsh’s rich black soils, the area around Bradford West Gwillimbury produces as much as 70% of Canada’s carrots. Hence the city has hosted Carrot Fest (to be held August 18 and 19) every summer since 1998.

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Currently based in Concord in the Vaughan region with distribution centers in Brampton, Ontario; Illinois and New Jersey and a U.S. head office in California, Highlight Motor Group plans to move its HQ to a new development in Bradford West Gwillimbury (BWG), located in Simcoe County just to the north of the primary Greater Toronto Area (GTA). BWG economic development notes the town’s location north of the GTA on Highway 400 with plenty of highway frontage and the recently constructed Highway 400-404 Link linking Highways 400 and 404 “further cements Bradford’s role as a hub for businesses that rely on fast and reliable shipping of goods. Newmarket Today yesterday reported the company would break ground Wednesday, August 10, on the new site. The company’s GM cited increased residential development at its former location as one reason to make the move and therefore spare residents and trucks alike the specter of further congestion. The full complex is expected to be complete in summer 2026.

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Taltal, Antofagasta, Chile


Until now Verano Energy has been primarily associated with massive solar developments such as this San Eugenio project in Los Angeles, Bío Bío Region, Chile.

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Siemens and Chile-based Verano Energy announced this JV investment in a green hydrogen complex to be known as “Los Amigos de Verano” in Taltal, a Pacific Coast commune and city in the Antofagasta region that is known for its beaches and sunsets. According to one report the complex, to be completed in four phases, will produce hydrogen and ammonia and transport it via a 100-km. (62-mile) pipeline to a marine storage and distribution facility along the coast. Known for its solar energy projects throughout South America, Verano now is developing over 30 GW of hydrogen projects in Chile and Peru driven in part by the company’s U.S.-born COO Collin Hamilton. In an op-ed last fall, he wrote that once green hydrogen production is scaled up, “ammonia becomes the global renewable energy commodity, with the flexibility to be used as an energy carrier, as a fuel and as a building block for other chemicals. Just like crude oil today.” Siemens provides electrolyzer technology among other contributions. Chile aims to have “25 GW of electrolyzer capacity installed by 2030 and at least 3GW in construction in 2025,” BNamericas reports.

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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Lenovo Group last week opened this shared services center in Bengaluru, beginning with 125 employees and aiming to employ eight times that total within a few years. “The facility, which will serve Lenovo’s customers globally, includes a Network Operating Centre (NOC) and Security Operation Centre (SOC),” the company said, and is designed to deliver Remote Infrastructure Managed Services (RIM). “Our new Shared Support Center reflects Lenovo’s commitment to collaboration, harnessing India’s exceptional tech talent to support and serve global markets,” said Shailendra Katyal, managing director, Lenovo India. “This strategic infrastructure investment is poised to drive exponential growth, offering cutting-edge solutions and services while solidifying Lenovo position in India as a prominent global tech hub. We take pride in contributing to the Nation’s progress and job creation, while also empowering businesses worldwide with advanced services and support capabilities.” Lenovo has manufacturing and R&D hubs already set up in India and made over 5 million devices in the country last year. The company’s India site portfolio includes manufacturing for PC, tablets and mobile phones, a development center for Cloud/Software and 24/7 services support.