Council has approved the City of Waterloo Economic Development Strategy & Action Plan 2019- 2024 , which presents a path for action and advancement of our economy over the next five years and beyond, by informing our business planning and priority development.
The strategy identifies economic opportunities and recommends strategic priorities and relevant actions to advance tangible solutions that create a strong path forward towards economic sustainability, global competitiveness, and the community’s aspirations. The Strategy and Action Plan follows three strategic priorities with respective objectives.
The plan has a total of nine objectives, and 27 actions.
The three strategic priorities are a culmination of the strategy’s key findings of the City of Waterloo’s economic strengths a nd opportunities . The three priorities are:
• Start + Attract – Be the place where businesses of all types want to get started or locate for success;
• Preserve + Grow – Be the place where businesses of all sizes and in all sectors are protected and well - positioned for growth; and
• Organize + Empower – Be the place where stakeholders are empowered to support economic growth and resiliency.
The full strategy can be found in this