Discover St. Catharines' New Direction

What We Do, Invest In St. Catharines

St. Catharines is a dynamic city with a strategic plan to make the downtown area a centre for innovation, culture, academics. It is our business to help make yours successful.

Strategic Goals

St. Catharines City Council has developed a new Strategic Plan that will guide Council for the next four years and beyond towards a bold vision by setting critical priorities and goals.

St. Catharines new Strategic Plan was developed by all members of City Council and approved in September 2015.

Our Vision

Our vision for the future is for St. Catharines to be the most dynamic, innovative, sustainable and livable city in North America.


The Strategic Plan is organized under the four pillars of sustainability:

  • Economic
  • Social
  • Environmental
  • Cultural

Learn more about our vision | Download the St. Catharines Strategic Plan »

Grow, Work & Live Downtown

Our organization offers support  and services that help the continued development of downtown St. Catharines. Whether you're looking to start a business, grow an existing business or enjoy the lifestyle downtown has to offer, our team can help connect you with the best resources to help make you successful in St. Catharines.

Support & Services we offer include:

  • Business retention & expansion
  • Networking & connection building
  • Business investment attraction
  • Tourism marketing & promotion
  • Orientation & relocation services
  • City events
  • Research & market intelligence
  • Trade missions & delegations
  • Business feasibility & launch support
  • Training & advising for small business
  • Physician recruitment incentive program

Questions about the Strategic Plan? Contact our team at InvestInSTC today.