The City of Brampton has developed a map-based, visual presentation of the city’s food and beverage sector, and made the background data open to everyone.
The tool, referred to as a “story map,” combines data with Geographic Information System software to provide information on the sector, show which businesses are operating in the sector, and where they are in the city.
For companies, the story map allows access to information that can help in decision making. Businesses interested in the availability of different sub-sector support industries, like refrigerated storage, packaging or food testing, will be able to use the map and the data to get at this kind of information. The map format also makes it easy to demonstrate Brampton’s assets that can be important in making business decisions, including the CN Intermodal terminal, cold storage facilities, and proximity to the airport and major highways. Companies can get a quick snapshot of potential partners, competitors, suppliers and services, and place them visually within the context of key transportation networks and geography.
This open data is available for anyone to share, or use for their own purposes. On its own, the story map is a compelling visualization of the food and beverage sector in Brampton, and can be used by associated organizations or institutions to build or promote connections and relationships within the sector.
One of four strategic target sectors for economic development in Brampton, the food and beverage sector employs more than 9,000 people at more than 150 companies in the city. Brampton’s food and beverage sector is a one-stop-shop, with food testing, processing and packaging facilities as well as transportation, packaging design, equipment and refrigeration storage all located within the city.
To access the interactive story map, please click here
For more information on Brampton Economic Development, please visit www.brampton.ca/business