Economic Development Week

The City invites the community to celebrate Economic Development Week May 8–12 through activities linked to the City’s 2022-2026 Economic Development and Tourism Strategy.

What is Economic Development Week?

Economic Development Week is an international campaign created by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase the quality of life. Economic Development Week celebrates all things economic development.

Running dates: May 8-12, 2023

Full schedule

Monday, May 8

Theme: 2022-2026 Economic Development and Tourism Strategy

The City of Guelph Economic Development and Tourism team recently launched the 2022-2026 Economic Development and Tourism Strategy, guiding our efforts to support economic development, tourism and the Guelph Junction Railway over the next five years.

Activity: Watch the video to learn more about our plans to support a thriving local economy.

Tuesday, May 9

Theme: Support local

Champion innovation and celebrate entrepreneurs by exploring local businesses. Guelph Shops Business Spotlight Profiles are a great way to learn about the variety of local businesses in Guelph.

Activity: Check out local business profiles or reach out to [email protected] to feature your business.

Wednesday, May 10

Theme: Workforce development

Guelph Works Epic Job Fair focuses on matching local talent with local employers hiring full-time, part-time and seasonal positions. This event is open to anyone looking for a new job opportunity.

Activity: Register today to attend the Guelph Works Epic Job Fair on May 10, 1-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 11

Theme: Business support

Running a business can be challenging; fortunately, there are various programs and resources available to support you along the way.

Activity: Visit our Grow Guelph partners and source available resources.

Friday, May 12

Theme: Investment attraction

By identifying and attracting specific industries or companies, regions can create jobs, spur innovation, and drive economic growth by encouraging investment in related industries and infrastructure.

Get involved

Share your love for local businesses, success stories, and local support networks on social media using #GuelphShops and #GuelphEconDevWeek and follow @InvestInGuelph to join the conversation.

The toolkit below has been developed for businesses, organizations, and residents that would like to get involved with promoting Economic Development Week. The toolkit includes sample social media posts, hashtags, newsletter content, and images.

2023 Economic Development Week Toolkit

For more information

Ashley Bertolo, Economic Development Marketing Coordinator
Economic Development and Tourism
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2079
[email protected]