The Guelph Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Committee is pleased to say construction Highway 7 is now scheduled to start in 2015. This will give Guelph labour mobility between us and Kitchener Waterloo to give us better access to more people for our employers. http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pubs/highway-construction/southern-highway-2012/expansion-projects.shtml#s1
On other fronts:
- We asked for it, and the City of Guelph has put a $500,000 “efficiency gain” line item in their budget to get the increase under 3% for taxpayers in Guelph. Not the 2% we were looking for, but at least an accountability has been added to show staff needs to look for cost reductions. For sure implementing better use of IT will help.
- We are working with the City of Guelph, Wellington County, and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce to hold an Economic Summit on January 15 to set priorities for business development in 2013. Full day is $30 including lunch and wine and cheese reception following. If only half day fits schedules action planning is in the afternoon $15 includes wine and cheese, at the River Run. Only 80 spots available. Please register here.