Powering our future

City’s Strategic Plan

2019 to 2023

Powering our future

an economy that empowers us

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