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The City of Ottawa is proud to work with various organizations and agencies that drive our economy and tourism industry.

Invest Ottawa

Invest Ottawa delivers economic development programs and initiatives that increase entrepreneurial momentum, wealth and jobs in the City of Ottawa and its surrounding region. Its goal is to make Ottawa the most innovative City in Canada.

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Ottawa Tourism

Ottawa Tourism brings visitors, tours, media and conventions to Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region and works with more than 400 tourism-related member businesses to profile Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region as a diverse place to visit

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Ottawa Film Office

The Ottawa Film Office focuses on the continued development, retention, competitiveness, and enhancement of the city’s film and television industry. In addition, it coordinates various permits, promotes the region as a preferred industry destination, and supports the development and growth of the local industry.

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Latest News

City presents plans for future improvements on Sparks Street

Mayor Jim Watson, Tobi Nussbaum, CEO, National Capital Commission, and Councillor Mathieu Fleury today joined City staff for an update on the Sparks Street Public Realm Plan. Staff presented a refined vision and strategic design directions to guide future improvements on the pedestrian mall. In 2018, the City opened a storefront at 79 Sparks Street to collaborate with partners and the public to create a cohesive plan for the future of Sparks Street’s public realm. Over the past[…]

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Amazon to Create More than 600 Full-Time Jobs in Ottawa

NEWS PROVIDED BY Amazon Canada New facility marks eighth fulfillment centre in Canada SEATTLE, July 10, 2018 /CNW/ – Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced plans for a new fulfillment centre in Ottawa, Ontario’s eastern suburb of Orléans. The 1-million square foot customer fulfillment facility is Amazon’s fifth in Ontario, creating more than 600 full-time jobs with benefits starting on day one. Amazon currently employs more than 2,000 full-time associates at its existing Ontario facilities in Brampton, Mississauga, and Milton. “Ontario continues to be a great place for Amazon to do[…]

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City plans to expand and secure service for local restaurants

Ottawa – Opening a new restaurant is a lot of work. That’s why the City of Ottawa created the Business Ambassador Service (BAS) as a pilot project in 2013 to help restaurant owners get their new businesses up and running. In 2014, the BAS was nominated nationally for a Golden Scissors Award by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) for municipal excellence in “cutting the red tape” for business owners. Clients using the BAS[…]

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