Category Archives: Economic Development

TIF Grants: Giveaways or Good Policy?

A recent letter to the editor in a local paper decried the use of brownfield grant incentives given to Tricar, the developer who is building on the former Marsh Tire site on the corner of Wellington and Macdonell.  See letter … Continue reading

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Hanlon Creek Business Park Performing Well

Last week ‘s Guelph Tribune featured an article and editorial about the performance of Guelph Hanlon Creek Business Park.  Unfortunately, the article was entirely based on the personal commentary of one councillor. Many of the statements made in the article, are … Continue reading

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Feeling Great about Guelph!

This is worth sharing — from the series Profiles hosted by Terry Bradshaw…. As per the Mayor’s blog,  it is worth noting that Guelph is the ONLY Canadian city that was featured in this series.  One of several Canadian cities…. http://youtu.be/Da11A8_6Bv4

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Canada’s Number ONE Next Most Livable City? GUELPH!

MSN.com has ranked Guelph as Canada’s # 1 Next Most Livable City.    We are no stranger to being in the top 1o or 15, but this ranking is especially sweet  because our Community Energy Initiative, our world-class university and our … Continue reading

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Farmer’s Market at its Best Today

Guelph’s community spirit was alive and well at the Farmer’s Market today!  Thank you to all the vendors who set up shop and to the many, many regular and new customers who came out to support them.  Over 2,600 people … Continue reading

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MORE JOBS FOR GUELPH!

Two major land sales were announced at the Guelph City Council meeting last night! Two employers, bringing a combined total of approx. 370 to Guelph, plan to locate at the Hanlon Creek Business Park. Due to confidential negotiations re: purchase, … Continue reading

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Canadian Solar Inc. Praises Guelph As Their New Home

A major economic development announcement was made this morning in Guelph — the opening of a new site for Canadian Solar Inc. ,  bringing up to 500 jobs to the city and adding to our growing reputation as a centre … Continue reading

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No Jefferson Salamander on Hanlon Creek Busines Park Lands

CITY OF GUELPH NEWS RELEASE Salamander monitoring finds no Jefferson Salamander presence on Hanlon Creek Business Park lands GUELPH, ON, May 10, 2010 – Results of the recently completed salamander monitoring program indicate no Jefferson Salamander presence within the Hanlon … Continue reading

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Yes, I support the Hanlon Creek Business Park

A friend asked me last week why members of Council have been “silent” on the Hanlon Creek Business Park issue. I suppose I never thought that I was being silent — because Council unanimously endorsed the project. Our collective position … Continue reading

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Mayor Delivers State of the City Address

The Mayor’s State of the City address, delivered last week to the Chamber of Commerce, contains lots of interesting statistics of Guelph’s position compared to similar sized municipalities in Ontario, as well as a picture of where we are heading … Continue reading

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