Powering our future

City’s Strategic Plan

2019 to 2023

Powering our future

Contribute to a sustainable, creative and smart local economy that is connected to regional and global markets and supports shared prosperity for everyone.

Accelerate Guelph’s innovation economy through partnerships

  • Leveraging Guelph’s role within the Innovation Corridor
  • Fostering downtown business innovation to support a thriving downtown Guelph
  • Supporting and attracting circular economy businesses
  • Leveraging partnerships with the University of Guelph and Conestoga College
  • Supporting the work of key sectors within Guelph’s economy, such as advanced manufacturing, agri-tech and clean tech

Help businesses to succeed and add value to the community

  • Building collaborative partnerships with businesses
  • Ensuring policies and zoning bylaws support a healthy economy and are consistent with environmental priorities
  • Encouraging the growth of Guelph’s employment base, offering meaningful opportunities for all

Support businesses as they adapt to changing workforce needs

Leveraging partnerships with businesses to attract the talent that Guelph’s economy requires, including skilled tradespeople and workers in emerging tech sectors