Contact economic development


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.

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
  • Cory Bluhm, Kitchener Market, 519-741-2200 ext. 5223
  • Cory Bluhm, downtown community development, 519-741-2200 ext. 7064

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