Discover St. Catharines' New Direction
St. Catharines is a dynamic city with a strategic plan to retain, grow, and attract investment and employment to our communities. Our goal is to ensure the city is a centre for innovation, culture, academics. It is our business to help make yours successful.
Understand a bit more about the population demographics including income, accommodations, commute and more.
Economic Development Strategy
OUR DEPARTMENT STRATEGY FOR 2017-2022
On September 25th 2017, St. Catharines City Council approved a new Economic Development Strategy that is the guiding document for the Economic Development Department and the City’s activities as we strive to retain, grow, and attract investment and employment to our community.
Given that much has changed since our last strategy, including major investments in a new hospital, Brock University, as well as a revitalized and renewed downtown among others, this new strategy maps out the Economic Development Department's efforts for the next five years as we continue to pursue success.
You can view the executive summary of the 2017-2022 Economic Development Strategy below.
Contact us if you have any questions about the strategy or if you'd like to learn more about why St. Catharines is a great choice for your business.
Sectors of Economic Opportunity
St. Catharines is more than just a city, it's a group of communities both rural and urban working together across key sectors.