From left Dan Degazio, Director of Economic Development with Welland Mayor Frank Campion at the city’s latest Industrial Park.
The City of Welland, population 52,000, recently opened its fifth Industrial Park. It is located in the north end of the city on River Road and Downs Drive and has quick and easy access to Highways 406 and 140. In 2018, Welland City Council declared the 38 acres of property as surplus land, had it rezoned to fall under the Gateway Economic Zone and Centre Community Improvement Plan, and began servicing the land to make it shovel-ready for investors.
In order to attract more development and help boost the local economy, Welland staff have created a more efficient development process by streamlining and expediting planning approvals. The city claims that this more efficient process is building successful relationships between the city’s Economic Development team and current investors and developers.
Welland Mayor Frank Campion tipped his cap to city staff, “the development team have done a great job over the past few years, which has resulted in a need to add more serviced industrial land to our inventory,” he said. “Our new Industrial Park is now serviced and ready for the market. It is our fifth Industrial Park, and I anticipate that there will be a great deal of interest from prospective industries.”
“With the recent sale of our last lot in ‘Enterprise Industrial Subdivision’, I’m pleased that our River Road and Downs Drive Industrial Park is open and ready for investment,” said Dan Degazio, Director of Economic Development. “The lots vary in size and can accommodate a variety of industrial sizes and uses and with the availability of the Gateway Economic Zone and Centre CIP, this park makes for a very attractive location. The Economic Development team looks forward to working with anyone interested in expanding or locating to Welland.”