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Discover St. Catharines' New Direction

What We Do, Invest In St. Catharines

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.

Demographics Snapshot of St. Catharines

Understand a bit more about the population demographics including income, accommodations, commute and more. 

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Economic Development Strategy


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.

Download the 2017 to 2022 Strategic Plan

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. 

Our Sectors of Focus

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Grow, Work & Live in St. Catharines

Our organization offers support and services that help the continued development of St. Catharines. Whether you're looking to start a business, grow an existing business or enjoy the lifestyle our city 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.

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