Guelph receives $25,000 in federal funds to attract foreign direct investment

Guelph, Ont., June 7, 2017 – The City has successfully secured $25,000 from Global Affairs Canada thanks to funding from the Government of Canada, to raise Guelph’s business friendly profile among Canadian and foreign investors.

“Guelph’s recent ranking as the tenth small city in the Americas for foreign direct investment and $25,000 of federal funding are welcome developments and a reflection of the hard work of our economic development team, ” says Scott Stewart, Deputy CAO, Infrastructure Development and Enterprise. “We’re well-positioned to promote Guelph as a top contender to foreign investors and this federal funding will enable us to grow our successful marketing efforts that highlight our client-focused service.”

Creating opportunity for foreign direct investment is part of Guelph’s economic development strategy, detailed in Prosperity 2020 and the Foreign Direct Investment Attraction and Retention Strategy and Action Plan.

Learn more about the 2017 funding program for communities through the Global Affairs 2017 press release Global Affairs Canada helps Canadian communities attract job-creating investment.

Media contact

Barbara Maly, Manager
Economic Development
519-822-1260 extension 2822
barbara.maly@guelph.ca