AGFA Healthcare Signs Agreement With Government of Ontario, Canada
Agfa HealthCare has recently signed an agreement with the government of Ontario, Canada, for a CAD$29.6 million grant to support the growth of the company’s Research, Development and Regional operation centres in Toronto and Waterloo. The objective is to streamline and centralise these operations.
The investment is part of the government of Ontario’s five point plan to grow the economy. In partnering with businesses, they hope to create jobs and generate investment. The capital comes from the Next Generation of Jobs Fund. One hundred new jobs will be created. In total, Agfa will employ nearly 400 people in Ontario focusing on the development, implementation and support of the company's e-Health, Regional Health and Digital Imaging Solutions.
Ontario's Minister of Economic Development, Michael Bryant stated, “Agfa HealthCare’s new technology represents a step forward in the development of e-health, providing an Ontario solution to a global need and a shot in the arm to the local economy."
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