Demonstrate commitment to growing our business community

Objective

Initiatives

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1. Continue to streamline the review and approvals processes for new residential, industrial and commercial development.

Status

Not Defined
 

How are we doing it?

A comprehensive assessment of Municipal approval processes has been undertaken by Municipal staff to ensure they are efficient and effective. Next steps will include setting up a stakeholder task force who will prioritize approval process reviews with a lean six sigma lens.

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1.1. Implement a business concierge program for major industrial to ensure predictability for end-users.

Status

Not Defined
 

How are we doing it?

A SWOT industrial review team has been established for major industrial clients/developments. The purpose is to review and process major industrial clients/developments to ensure Development Approval timelines meet client needs.

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1.2. Identify process efficiencies through a Lean Six Sigma program.

Status

Not Defined
 

How are we doing it?

Lean Six Sigma Pilot Project

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2. Catalogue and promote an available supply of land and buildings throughout the City that reflects the broad range of market demand and opportunities for economic growth in London’s core and emerging industry sectors.

Status

Not Defined
 

How are we doing it?

City of London Realty Services is currently the primary caretaker of the Industrial Land supply of City Owned land and rely on the MLS for private sector listings. The site currently has outdated mapping and technological issues. LSTAR has been engaged and is working with the City to see if inventories can be linked.

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2.1. Review the city’s Incentive Programs offered under all of the Community Improvement Plans (CIPs) as well as consider requested new CIPs and incentive programs to ensure the effective use of the city’s resources in the attraction of targeted investment opportunities.

Status

Not Defined
 

How are we doing it?

City of London is conducting a comprehensive review of Community Improvement Plans (CIPs) and Incentive Programs. This review includes all existing CIPs, potential new CIPs, and new programs.

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2.2. Implement the Council-approved Industrial Land Development Strategy (IDLS)

Status

Not Defined
 

How are we doing it?

An ILDS monitoring and pricing report is presented to Council annually. The report includes a return on investment (jobs, taxes, etc.) analysis and summary of land sales to date.

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2.3. Evaluate opportunities to provide higher order office space in proximity to Highway 401.

Status

Not Defined
 

How are we doing it?

The Official Plan and Zoning by-law have been reviewed to determine where and what types of offices are currently permitted. A zoning matrix has been prepared.

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3.  Strengthen business retention, expansion, attraction and aftercare programs (BREAA) geared to London firms with 10-20 employees in existing focus and emerging industry sectors in partnership with Federal and Provincial government business support programs and services.

Status

Not Defined
 

How are we doing it?

New and existing initiatives within support organizations will be ongoing and include providing resources and services to business in the targeted sectors and employment range.

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3.1. Monitor and promote local small business success stories.

Status

Not Defined
 

How are we doing it?

Utilizing a range of promotional channels including LEDC's London magazine, YouTube channels, local print, newsletters and social media.

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4. Support the implementation of London Economic Development Corporation’s Strategic Plan and its efforts to attract and retain business investment across the city’s core industry sectors (e.g. food processing, life sciences, manufacturing and digital creative)

Status

Not Defined
 

How are we doing it?

LEDC is a strategic partner of London's Community Economic Road Map which is supported through LEDC's Strategic Plan.

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5. Ensure that the mandate, services and programs of LEDC are in alignment with the City’s Strategic Plan.

Status

Not Defined
 

How are we doing it?

LEDC's strategic plan supports London's Community Economic Road Map and ultimately the City of London Strategic Plan.

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6. Advance the development of London’s Smart City Strategy.  Work with the London’s development community and landowners, as well as other stakeholders to ensure our physical and built environment supports SMART technology (e.g. mobile hotspots, fibre wiring, and broadband improvements).

Status

Not Defined
 

How are we doing it?

By continuing to advance the Smart City Strategy.

The Smart City project was launched September of 2016 which is intended to provide a strategy that will focus on four key areas, smart living, smart infrastructure, smart economy and smart decisions. A project team comprised of members from the City of London, London Hydro, LARG*net and LEDC has been established and is working with the consultant, IBI.

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Status Indicator Definitions


Complete Complete
Initiative is complete (may include initiatives that are complete with ongoing activities)

On Target On Target
Initiative has been started and is advancing well, in progress
Initiative is ongoing or is completed annually
New initiative undertaken and is on target

Complete Complete
Initiative is complete (may include initiatives that are complete with ongoing activities)

On Target On Target
Initiative has been started and is advancing well, in progress
Initiative is ongoing or is completed annually
New initiative undertaken and is on target

Caution Caution
Initiative has been started but may not be completed by target date

Below Plan Below Plan
Initiative has been cancelled

Caution Caution
Initiative has been started but may not be completed by target date

Below Plan Below Plan
Initiative has been cancelled

Not Started Not Started
Initiative has not been started or has been transferred

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