International Links

Markham’s Economic Alliance Program (EAP) has proven to be successful in achieving its objective to attract foreign direct investment and increase awareness of Markham in targeted markets. In 2008, Council adopted Markham 2020, an economic strategy that included building a Global Markham through the Economic Alliance Program (EAP). Since its inception, Markham 2020 has been a successful blueprint for guiding the City’s economic program.

Markham’s EAP dates back to 1990 when Council first approved a strategy to create a global network of business relationships with selected communities and business groups in strategic market locations and to expand international awareness of Markham’s business assets and location benefits.