Guelph Economic Development works with businesses to make it easier for them to succeed by providing services such as: site location analysis; assistance with expansion projects; advice and referrals to government agencies and organizations as well as manage and market city-owned industrial and commercial lands.
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.
Spotlight programs and initiatives
The Guelph Chamber of Commerce, City of Guelph, and the University of Guelph have teamed up to develop the new Connect Guelph Business Directory comprehensive tool for business than ever before.
The park is a 675 acre land development designed to accommodate the land needs of growing industrial, office and research and development businesses.
- Small Business Assistance
- Guelph Film Office
- Statistics and Community Profile
- Available land and space directory
Key guiding documents
Economic Development Office
City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Second Floor
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 3A1
General Manager of Economic Development
Senior Business Development Consultant/Assistant Manager
Business Development Consultant
Below is a chart of Economic Development’s latest and archived publications. Please contact the office if you require printed versions.2013 Land and Building Profile2012 Community Profile 2012 Land and Building Profile Hanlon Creek Business Park Lure Brochure Strategic Plan for the Guelph Agri-Innovation Cluster Guelph Innovation Directory Growing Your Future Flyer Agrifood and Innovation Sector Brochure Environmental Technologies Sector Brochure Information and Communication Technology Brochure Advanced Manufacturing Sector Brochure Employment Land Strategy – Phase 1 Employment Land Strategy – Phase 2
City of Guelph Economic Development, Planning, Engineering and Building departments have initiated a two part operational review to find new and/or better ways of doing business and working together effectively. In part, this review is in response to the findings and recommendations of Prosperity 2020, the City’s Economic Development and Tourism Strategic Plan.
The purpose of Phase 1 was to identify Operational Review related key issues, challenges and opportunities (i.e. issues scoping), including initial ideas for addressing them. The consulting firm GLPi was retained to conduct this assessment.
This initiative included input from an Oversight Committee which includes representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, the Guelph-Wellington Developer’s Association, the local development industry as well as the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional real estate broker sector.Operational Review Issues Scoping Report
Phase 2 evaluated the current development review processes and the related roles of Planning, Building, Engineering and Enterprise Services (Economic Development, Downtown Renewal and Community Energy Initiative).
The objectives of Phase 2
- to review the current development review processes and the roles of Planning, Building, Engineering and Enterprise (Economic Development, Downtown Renewal and Community Energy Initiative) services
- to assess organization, management and operating structures, processes, service delivery, resources and approaches to conflict resolution
- to identify opportunities for improved service delivery effectiveness, efficiency and customer service
- to make recommendations for improvement with an implementation plan
News releases related to the Joint Operational Review:
- Phase 1 - City review aims to boost business investment practices
- Phase 2 - Streamlining city processes for planning and development
For more information
Finance and Enterprise Services
519-822-1260 extension 2820
Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment
519-822-1260 extension 2237