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Economic Development Week Day 5: Celebrating the local business community

May 13 at 12:00 am to 11:59 pm


The City invites the community to celebrate Economic Development Week May 9–13 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: Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13, 2022

Friday, May 13

Theme: Celebrating the local business community

“Our business community has accomplished so much, especially through the pandemic, and this is a week to celebrate them,” notes Christine Chapman, Guelph’s manager of Economic Development. “We want to hear why you love our local businesses through your stories and experiences, and why you think people should come visit Guelph.”

Activity: Share your love for local businesses and your local business success stories on social media using #GuelphShops and #GuelphEcDevWeek22 and follow @InvestInGuelph and @VisitGuelph to join the conversation.

Get involved

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

2022 Economic Development Week Partner Package

For more information

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


May 13
12:00 am to 11:59 pm
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