Tag Archives: economy

Come and talk about the economic potential of open data!

October 2, 2013

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On Friday, October 4, I will be hosting a session on open data at Innovation Guelph from 12 – 1.30p.m. The event is open to business and any interested parties. The City is committed to pursuing an even more open, accountable, transparent and engaging municipal government—one that empowers the Guelph community to work together on […]

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Raymond James Ltd. confirmed as new building owner in Hanlon Creek Business Park

September 30, 2013

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GUELPH, ON, September 30, 2013 – It has been confirmed that investment firm Raymond James Ltd. will occupy a planned 5,000 sq ft building on recently purchased land in the Hanlon Creek Business Park. “I am happy to welcome Raymond James to its new home in the Hanlon Creek Business Park,’ says Mayor Karen Farbridge. […]

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Ontario’s international trade team tours Guelph

June 27, 2013

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Yesterday, we hosted International Trade Officers representing Ontario’s 10 International Marketing Centres located in 8 countries. Read more about the tour. 

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Welcome to Guelph Wurth Canada!

June 6, 2013

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I was happy to participate at the Wurth Canada Limited Groundbreaking ceremony today. These are my speaking notes for the event:  I am very happy to be here today!  Welcome Mr. Ernie Sweeny, President and CEO of Wurth Canada Limited, and your entire team to Guelph.  We are very proud to be welcoming a division […]

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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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Guelph recognized as international hot spot for investment activity

April 17, 2013

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According to a  survey which ranks North American Cities for new business investment, Guelph was ranked number five  within the category of small cities having positive economic potential and is the only Canadian city within the top 10.  It also ranks number 10 in the category of business friendliness.  Read more here.  A theme that […]

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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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Lots of Substance at the Guelph-Wellington Economic Summit

January 18, 2013

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What a great Economic Summit we just had! I was impressed to see leaders from our business community and local government come together to discuss the City of Guelph and County of Wellington’s economic development plans.  It was true cross-section of representation from small to medium businesses, manufacturing, arts and culture, tourism, agriculture, to academic, […]

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Guelph-Wellington Inaugural Economic Summit – January 15, 2013

December 18, 2012

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 We are starting the year on a high note with an Economic Summit to discuss the City of Guelph and County of Wellington’s economic development plans for the coming years. The inaugural Economic Summit will be held on January 15, 2013.  This is a great opportunity to look back and see where we are with […]

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2012 State of the City address now available on video

November 30, 2012

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