Economic Development Strategy (2016) 


Economic Development Strategy logoThe City of Brantford updated its Economic Development Strategy in 2016.

Brantford’s first Economic Development Strategy was completed in 2010 and provided a five-year comprehensive plan that outlined numerous strategic directions and recommendations aligned with short, mid and long-term goals for all business sectors. This strategy provided the foundation for the Economic Development and Tourism Department’s annual work plans and formed the basis for sectoral strategies aimed at business creation, retention, expansion and attraction of new investment opportunities from 2010 to 2016.

For more information about the Economic Development Strategy Update, please contact:

Kevin Finney, Director, Economic Development and Tourism
519-751-9900 ext 5055

What Does the Strategy Include?

The revised strategy reflects both the current state and future direction of the City’s economic development efforts based upon a comprehensive review of existing corporate policies and plans in concert with a current competitive analysis and community consultation process. The resulting strategy provides clear strategic directions and identifies the resources required to implement the initiatives outlined for the entirety of the strategy's life cycle.

The City retained McSweeney & Associates, an economic development consulting firm based in Ottawa, Ontario, to undertake the strategy review and update. McSweeney & Associates conducted a number of focus groups, interviews, and stakeholder meetings, and established the following six key strategic themes:

  • Investment Retention and Attraction
  • Infrastructure (including Industrial Land and Downtown)
  • Tourism
  • Arts, Culture and Heritage (including Film and New Media)
  • Business Development
  • Education, Skills Training and Labour Development

To review the full Economic Development Strategy Review and Update, please click on the documents at the bottom of this page.

Contact Us

If you require more information please contact us at:

City of Brantford Economic Development & Tourism Department
Brantford Visitor and Tourism Centre
399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway
Brantford, Ontario N3R 8B4
Phone: 519-751-9900
Toll Free: 1-800-265-6299

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