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Kitchener's economic development team works to attract new businesses to our city and encourage the expansion and retention of existing businesses within our community; while, simultaneously, creating the right climate for businesses to succeed through strategic investments and the management of our $110-million economic development investment fund.

If you are interested in setting up a new business or exploring investment opportunities, we will work closely with you to ensure all of your needs are met -- and that the right tools and resources are at your fingertips.

The City of Kitchener is open for business and here to help. Let us know the questions or comments you have related to your business or organization. We can assist in providing answers and solutions, or connecting you with experts and information. Fill out the business inquiries intake form to get started.

For more information, please contact:

  • Cory Bluhm, executive director, economic development, 519-741-2200 ext. 7065
  • Brian Bennett, manager, business development, 519-741-2200 ext. 7230
  • Chris Farrell, manager, Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, 519-741-2200 ext. 7294
  • Jeff Young, manager, special events, 519-741-2200 ext. 7388
  • Emily Robson, manager, arts and creative industries, 519-741-2200 ext. 7084
  • Cameron Dale, Kitchener Market, 519-741-2200 ext. 5223
  • Darren Becks, downtown community development, 519-741-2200 ext. 7064
  • Bob Egan, film, music & interactive media officer, 226-753-3630

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