Mission Statement: To create opportunities for business development, wealth creation and employment by supporting existing business and attracting new investment to the city.
Guelph is proud to be home to a diverse economic base spanning from aluminum manufacturing to DNA extraction and food system forensics. Our diversity creates a wealth of companies, resources and industry experts that when combined provide a foundation for innovation and development.
The Economic Development Department has positioned itself to foster the development of innovation in emerging sectors such as life science and biotechnology. The Economic Development Department has made a strong commitment to establishing Guelph as a leading centre for life science research, development and commercialization.
Guelph enjoys an international reputation as a place for excellence in knowledge-creation, research, and education especially in the life science and agri-food disciplines due to the presence of the University of Guelph, the Ontario Agriculture College and the Ontario Veterinary College. The University’s continuing commitment to skilled and knowledgeable personnel, ensures a constant workforce trained in state-of-the-art technologies. The Economic Development Department is committed to creating an infrastructure that supports a growing community of scientists, researchers, business experts and related companies that can be integrated into a local network of specialized expertise and resources.