City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 22 Meeting?

How do we strengthen Guelph’s economy and bring back some of those sweet tourism dollars? This is a question that’s preoccupied the economic development offices at City Hall lately, and now city council will be brought up to speed on the progress to re-commit to the expansion of Guelph’s economy and how best we might be able to attract visitors to the city in this very special council workshop.

NOTE #1: Delegates will be able to appear at this meeting in-person or via tele-presense but you do have to register with the clerks office before 10 am on Friday March 17. You can also submit written delegations and correspondences for agenda items.

NOTE #2: In addition to appearing in-person, this meeting will also be live-streamed on the City of Guelph’s website here.

NOTE #3: This meeting starts at the special time of 10 am.

Economic Development and Tourism Unpacked: A Council Workshop – Shall we talk about economic development? Deputy CAO of Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise Services Jayne Holmes will lead key managers in a presentation based around economic development and tourism. Topics will include “Connecting Economic Development and Tourism to the Strategic Plan”, “How Economic Development and Tourism works with other levels of government”, and “Economic Development and Tourism in a mid-sized city.”

Neither the council report or the presentation materials in the agenda add any more details then that, but since this is a workshop there will be no recommendations to approve. This will likely tee up the future receipt of “Create, Play and Stay” economic and tourism strategy, which is in progress and will come to council for approval sometime later this year.


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