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.
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The City of Guelph’s Economic Development team makes it easy to do business in Guelph. We can help your business in a number of different ways, whether you are interested in locating your business here or if you already have an existing business in the city. View our full list of services below.
- Site selection analysis
- Business visitation and needs assessment
- Marketing support (grand opening, ground breaking ceremony, business communications, etc.)
- Provide sound data and business intelligence
- Assistance with expansion projects
- Advice and referrals to government agencies
- Manage and market City-owned industrial and commercial lands
- Finding solutions to your business problems
- Rail support from the City-owned Guelph Junction Railway
Don’t see your need listed above? Call us at 519-837-5600 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. If we can’t help you then we will connect you with the individual or organization that can.
Spotlight programs and initiatives
Find out why Guelph is the place of choice, for businesses that are going places
The Guelph Chamber of Commerce and City of Guelph teamed up to develop the Grow Guelph Business Directory.
An initiative between the University of Guelph and the City of Guelph that showcases Guelph through various marketing channels.
The park is a 675 acre land development designed to accommodate the land needs of growing industrial, office and research and development businesses.
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.
Key guiding documents
Business Development and Enterprise Services
City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Second Floor
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 3A1
Clerical Assistant / Administrative Assistant
Economic Development Officer
Rino Dal Bello
Program Manager, Downtown Renewal
Project Manager, Business Development
General Manager, Business Development and Enterprise
Manager, Economic Development
Business Development Analyst
General Manager, Guelph Junction Railway
Marketing and Events Coordinator
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.3 MBGuelph Community Profile Lure Brochure 1,013 kBGuelph Quicksheet 2018 1,013 kB2017 Economic Snapshot
Available City land
Strategic planningGuelph 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
About our community
- How to develop a property
- Development application fees and charges
- Building permits and inspections
- Site plan schedule
- Site plan manual
- Site plan procedures and guidelines
- Apply for site plan approval