Economic Development Strategy
To position Oakville as the town of choice for doing business.
In 2009, a ten year strategy was developed with initiatives that will move Oakville in new directions that leverage the strengths of the town’s existing assets to create a favourable environment for business attraction and a diversified economic base. The strategic initiatives will result in the growth of knowledge-based industries in advanced manufacturing, professional services, life sciences, and digital media sectors that will require office and industrial space.
The strategy also focuses on business retention and expansion to ensure that Oakville maintains its competitive position in the marketplace and is responsive to the needs of business. This means ensuring that businesses have the information that they need, when they need it; informing them of local, provincial and federal programs for funding and training; and helping them navigate the development process at Town Hall. This strategy is a long-term plan for economic prosperity in Oakville. It is an action-based plan that is responsive to a changing global economy, encourages innovation and sets out new directions to achieve a truly remarkable community
Dorothy St. George
Economic Development Department