Our team at the Department of Economic Growth, Culture and Entrepreneurship works in multiple languages and with a variety of sectors to make sure Markham is a prime business destination.

Message from our Director

Chris Rickett

Chris Rickett

Director, Economic Growth, Culture & Entrepreneurship

The City of Markham is home to some of the world's top talent and businesses across various sectors from semiconductors to autotech and more. Apart from being the filming location for several popular movies and TV shows, our city's diversity also means serious eats and an unparalleled cultural exchange. Not to brag or anything but we boast one of the best culinary scenes the GTA has to offer.

As Markham continues to grow, this also means new and exciting opportunities such as a new city centre, a new innovation district, and new projects for the arts.

Our vision is to go beyond the boring and generic statement of "Live, work, play." because we all know that's the bare minimum.

Instead, our mission is to challenge the "normal" by working together with the community to create a place where we are globally recognized for our diversity, creativity, and innovation. Our commitment to inclusive and sustainable development will be the anchor to our success as we build a place where residents, entrepreneurs, and businesses are able to thrive and proud to call Markham "home".

So, whether you know us as "Toronto North" or "that suburb north of Toronto", whether you're looking for a new global office or thinking of creating a start-up, or whether you're from Markham or abroad, no matter where you're from, we welcome you to our city and it would be our honour to help you on your business journey.

Meet our Team

Lee Boudakian

Lee Boudakian

Manager, Economic Development

Huyen Hare

Huyen Hare

Senior Business Development Officer

Mislat Balogun

Mislat Balogun

Senior Business Development Officer
(On Leave)

Vinod Krishna

Vinod Krishna

Senior Business Development Officer

Joshua Mak

Joshua Mak

Economic Development Coordinator

Small Business

Wendy Song


Wendy Song

Small Business Manager

Serena Tang


Serena Tang

Small Business Advisor

Digital Service Squad

Anthony Fung

Anthony Fung

Digital Service Squad

OVIN Demonstration Zone

Tiffany Mak

Tiffany Mak

Manager, OVIN Demonstration Zone

Aidan Rockarts

Aidan Rockarts

OVIN Demonstration Zone Coordinator

Fatema Sadriwala

Fatema Sadriwala

OVIN Demonstration Zone Coordinator

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Markham Civic Centre
101 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, Ontario, L3R 9W3
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