A strong economy benefits people in many ways, including an improved standard of living. Supporting businesses and encouraging economic growth is one of four Council priorities this term.
We know that dependable Internet service is key to the economic success of our region. To this end, Niagara Region has secured more than $21 million from the provincial and federal governments and service providers to expand broadband Internet to more than 5,600 homes and businesses in west Niagara.
As the host community for the 2022 Canada Summer Games, Niagara Region, in partnership with other levels of government, is building the world-class Walker Sports and Abilities Centre near Brock University in Thorold. This facility will be one of the major legacy projects that will serve Niagara for generations to come long after the games have ended.
Through delivery of its first comprehensive planning document in 50 years, Niagara Region is mapping out a future course for our community. The Niagara Official Plan ensures we reach our full potential by managing residential growth, attracting the right jobs and protecting against climate change.
Since 2018, Niagara Region's business incentive programs have helped to create or retain 996 jobs across the region.