Economic Development

The City of Guelph’s Economic Development works with businesses to make it easy for them to succeed. Guelph is a welcoming city for any new business, offering competitive land and building development and business operating costs partnered with a variety of employment lands and buildings to suit most business needs. To discover the business advantages Guelph has to offer, please feel free to contact our staff on a confidential basis and discover why you should grow your future here.

Gold winner: 2018 International Economic Development Council Excellence in Economic Development Awards

2018 IEDC Gold winner

Silver winner: 2018 International Economic Development Council Excellence in Economic Development Awards

2018 IEDC Silver winner

Bronze winner: 2018 International Economic Development Council Excellence in Economic Development Awards

2018 IEDC Bronze winner

2017 Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award

2017 IEDC Gold winner


We make it easy to do business with City Hall. Whether it’s choosing a site, growing your business or finding new markets, we’re here to help!

Choose a location in Guelph

  • Are you looking for a greenfield site? An industrial or commercial building?
  • Are you a site selector or realtor considering Guelph for your client?
  • Do you have a location and need support for your investment?

Locate in Guelph

Expand your business in Guelph

  • Do you need help or support to grow your business in Guelph?
  • Are you interested in exporting but don’t know where to start?
  • Is your business struggling to find talent?

Expand in Guelph

Other business support services

  • Are you having an event? Grand opening or ribbon cutting?
  • Do you need to know more about developing a property in Guelph?
  • Do you need market research or data about Guelph to support a business decision?
  • Are you looking for networking opportunities in Guelph?
  • Do you need help with financing, downsizing or other business challenges?

Business support services

Spotlight programs and initiatives

Economic Development Strategy 2020 to 2024

Guelph’s economic development strategy from 2020 to 2024, will establish the strategic directions and framework to help guide the City’s economic development priorities, programs and initiatives going forward.

Guelph Community Profile

Find out why Guelph is the place of choice, for businesses that are going places

2018 Grow Guelph Business Directory

The Guelph Chamber of Commerce and City of Guelph teamed up to develop the Grow Guelph Business Directory.

Grow Guelph

An initiative between the University of Guelph and the City of Guelph that showcases Guelph through various marketing channels.

Hanlon Creek Business Park

The park is a 675 acre land development designed to accommodate the land needs of growing industrial, office and research and development businesses.

2017 Economic snapshot

An overview of Guelph as an investment-ready city including recent accolades, what we have to offer, top 5 reasons to invest in Guelph and information on the Hanlon Creek Business Park.

Other services:

Key guiding documents

Contact us

Business Development and Enterprise Services
City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Second Floor
Guelph, Ontario, Canada  N1H 3A1
Fax 519-837-5636

Amber Bryer
Administrative Assistant,
Guelph Junction Railway
Extension 2824

Christine Chapman
Economic Development Officer
Extension 2823

Rino Dal Bello
Program Manager, Downtown Renewal
Extension 2475

Stephanie Guy
Project Manager
Extension 3622

Alicia Karn
Administrative Assistant
Extension 3429

Tyson McMann
Business  Development Analyst
Extension 3525

Les Petroczi
General Manager, Guelph Junction Railway
Extension 2825

Kurtis Wells
Marketing and Events Coordinator
Extension 2079


Below is a list of Economic Development’s latest and archived publications. Please contact the office if you require printed versions. Alternate accessible formats are available upon request.

Grow Guelph Business Directory 2018

3 MBGuelph Community Profile Lure Brochure 1,013 kBGuelph Quicksheet 2018 1,013 kB2017 Economic Snapshot

Available City land

Hanlon Creek Business Park

Strategic planning

Guelph Foreign Direct Investment Attraction and Retention Strategy and Action Plan 2 MBGuelph as a Location for Agri-Food and Agri-Tech Headquarters and Knowledge-Oriented Offices 2 MBGuelph Agri-Innovation Cluster Strategy