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Two important things happened last night

May 13, 2014

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Two important things happened last night. Council approved the plan for the Guelph Innovation District – an exciting vision for these lands A planner and an economic development officer jointly presented the vision to Council Why is the approval of the plan important? Getting the planning work completed for the Guelph Innovation District paves the […]

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New Hitachi Construction Truck Plant: Jobs for Guelph

May 15, 2013

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Congratulations to Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd. on their grand opening today. Herewith my speaking notes at the event: • I am thrilled to be here today! I am pleased to welcome to Guelph Mr. Michijiro Kikawa, Chairman and Director of Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (parent company) • And Mr. Eiji Yamamoto, Consul General of […]

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Economic Summit well facilitated

January 23, 2013

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I was impressed with the facilitation at our recent Economic Summit that had been arranged by the Planning Committee.  It certainly contributed to a successful event and the notes are quickly being assembled to develop next steps. Here are my introductory remarks along with some of the visuals that were presented for those unable to […]

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Inside Guelph – “The Guelph Advantage”

April 18, 2012

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Guelph featured on Discovery Channel

April 11, 2012

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Check out this video profile of Guelph, airing across Canada and the United States. Guelph is the only Canadian city to be featured in this series.

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Promoting Guelph

April 10, 2012

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A couple of weeks ago, Guelph had an insert in the Globe and Mail. If you missed it, click here for Perspective Guelph 2012

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Council’s Role and Record – Planning and Development – 2

February 19, 2012

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The report heading to committee week describes at a high level the scope of the administrative review underway: For the most part, there are four City service areas that are usually involved in responding to private business investment opportunities.  They are Economic Development (through its business attraction, retention and coordination efforts), Planning Services (through the development […]

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Council’s Role and Record – Planning and Development

February 16, 2012

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A report is going to committee next week summarizing the changes made to improve our development approvals process and the next steps to further streamline the process. For background, see three previous posts: Let’s be Candid, Let’s be Candid – Part 2, Let’s be Candid – Part 3.  Some of the comments of those interviewed to identify […]

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