October 7, 2019
Mississauga residents are invited to help shape the City’s new Economic Development Strategy by completing an online survey. The survey will help the City identify priority areas and address the changing economic climate.
The five-year strategy will focus on attracting businesses, employment and investment opportunities to Mississauga. The last strategy was created 10 years ago and has helped Mississauga achieve many accolades including first overall mid-sized City of the Future by Foreign Direct Investment (fDi). The new strategy, now in development, will build on that success to continue to make Mississauga a thriving hub where businesses and the community can innovate and grow.
“Having a strong economic development strategy is the cornerstone of job creation – attracting and retaining global industries and securing talent,” said Bonnie Brown, Director, Economic Development. “Additionally, our strategy will help the City identify areas of focus and opportunities for innovation and collaboration with our 91,000 small businesses, 1,400 multinational firms and 75 Fortune 500 companies.”
The survey closes on October 18. Once the consultation period has concluded, the draft strategy will be presented to Council for approval.
Brown added, “We encourage our residents and business community to share their input and be part of shaping the City’s economic future.”
For more information about the Economic Development Strategy, visit yoursay.mississauga.ca/edstrategy.
Mississauga has a robust and diverse business community that makes up some of the largest knowledge-based sectors in Canada. These sectors include Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing (Aerospace, Automotive, Clean Tech and Food and Beverage), Information and Communications Technology and Financial Services and Real Estate.
For more information about the City’s Economic Development initiatives, visit thefutureisunlimited.ca