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


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 for assistance. If we can’t help you then we will connect you with the individual or organization that can.

Spotlight programs and initiatives

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
Clerical Assistant / Administrative Assistant
Extension 2824

Christine Chapman
Economic Development Officer
Extension 2823

Rino Dal Bello
Program Manager, Downtown Renewal
Extension 2475

Martin Jewitt
Project Manager, Business Development
Extension 3360

Alicia Karn
Administrative Assistant
Extension 3429

Helen Loftin
General Manager, Business Development and Enterprise
Extension 3567

Barbara Maly
Manager, Economic Development
Extension 2822

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