The Ottawa Board of Trade is the voice of business and a key advocate for growth in our National Capital with a mission to cultivate a thriving world class business community. To that end, we have launched the #BuildUpOttawa initiative; a pro-growth agenda that will create an affordable, inclusive, and sustainable city.
HOW CAN WE BUILD UP OTTAWA?
BUILD FOR GROWTH
Support innovative infrastructure such as light rail transit phase 3, Ottawa airport, and high impact projects. From connecting Kanata and Barrhaven with smart transit to bringing more direct flights to the Nation’s Capital, investments and smart planning for infrastructure supports our climate and inclusivity agenda while making the city more attractive to investment and talent.
BUILD MORE HOMES
Increase the accessibility and affordability of homes by: (1) streamlining development approval processes, removing barriers, and incentivizing strategic city building to increase inventory and positively impact the market pricing of homes and (2) advocating for adequate funding to build housing in Ottawa that addresses the growing demands for people and families who require social support.
BUILD BUSINESS CONFIDENCE
Commit to moderate and pre-set tax increases for four years to help businesses address rising costs and inspire business confidence, innovation, and predictability. Focus on efficiency, service excellence and economic development investments for long term, sustainable growth.
BUILD FOR BETTER HEALTH
Advocate for and support the New Campus Development at the Ottawa Hospital, a state-of-the-art healthcare facility to ensure our growing population is well served and healthy while attracting businesses and residents seeking amenities.
BUILD SMALL BUSINESS
Advocate for and support policies and programs that directly impact businesses in the hardest hit sectors, and diverse businesses owned by women, Indigenous, racialized entrepreneurs, people with disabilities and those who are part of the LGBTQ2S+ community.
GET INVOLVED FOR YOUR FUTURE
On October 24, 2022, we can use our vote to decide who will lead Ottawa and define the future of our city. Over the course of the municipal election, we encourage residents and business leaders to #BuildUpOttawa and challenge candidates on their key priorities to keep Ottawa growing.
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BE A MEMBER
Ottawa Board of Trade members drive business and community success with access to resources, brand building and connections. More importantly they influence change that will build a more affordable, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Ottawa. Join us today to build a world class capital city.
ATTEND AN EVENT
ALL CANDIDATES MEET & GREET
September 23, 2022 | 7:30 – 9:30 am
Tickets can be purchased on the Ottawa Board of Trade’s website
Details coming soon.
Yours in prosperity, Sueling
President & CEO | Ottawa Board of Trade
The Ottawa Board of Trade is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan member driven business association. We are the voice of business and key advocate for economic growth in our Nation’s Capital. Our mission is to cultivate a thriving world class business community in Ottawa by influencing economic development through leadership and partnerships. We advocate key priorities at all three levels of government and support business growth through relevant benefits and programs. Join us today!