Positioning Niagara Globally

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Diversifying Niagara’s population, economy and opportunities.

  • Niagara has a global brand and regularly hosts international travellers, students and businesses
  • Connect with people in Niagara who are already connected to global markets to understand foreign investment opportunities and better market Niagara to attract skilled immigrants, foreign investors and international students

Focused Projects

  • Strategy to improve global attractiveness (2016)
    • Engage new Canadians who reside in Niagara and develop strategies to improve Niagara's attractiveness to prospective residents, businesses and investors from across the world
    • Leverage international events, such as the Pan/Parapan American Games and World Dragonboat Racing Festival, as well as international recognition of Niagara Falls to attract foreign investment to Niagara
  • Net new population growth of at least 10,000 (2018)
    • Develop a growth strategy to position Niagara to meet projected growth targets, recognizing that immigration is critical to meeting this goal
  • Presence of at least one foreign financial institution (2018)
    • As global economic landscapes shift and India, China and the developing world begin to account for the majority of the world's GDP, Niagara can obtain a strategic advantage by creating ties to emerging markets - attracting foreign financial institutions that are headquartered in these countries is one such opportunity to create a window to emerging markets
  • Federal commitment to Foreign Trade Zone in Niagara
    • As part of its advocacy work, a joint economic development action team is working with industry partners to resolve international trade and accessible border issues
    • Niagara has now been designated a Foreign Trade Zone in addition to a number of other communities in Canada

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