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Success Stories

City celebrates immigrant entrepreneurs at TiECon Canada

The 2018 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards were presented to six local business people – Raman Agarwal, Donna Baker, James Baker, Karla Briones, Hamed Zadeh and Huiping Zhang – whose business success and spirit have contributed to the local economy and serve as an inspiration to new Canadians to start their own businesses.

The 2018 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards were presented to six local business people

For more information: Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards 2018


The Ottawa Music Strategy

During the 2017 JUNO Week, the City announced that it would fund the development of Ottawa’s first Music Strategy, aimed at supporting our local artists, musicians and producers, and growing this important sector of our economy. To ensure that the local industry was the driving force behind the strategy, the City engaged the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition to assemble a task force of local industry leaders, facilitate consultations with stakeholders and residents and draft the strategy. Over 1,200 artists, industry professionals, fans and consumers of music participated in the consultation process.

In April 2018, Ottawa City Council adopted the Ottawa Music Strategy, a three-year plan that aims to support the growth of Ottawa’s emerging music industry, establish Ottawa as a global music city and expand the City’s role in supporting local music.

Press coverage:

Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa music strategy a sound plan for economic growth, backers say

Music Canada - Ottawa City Council approves City’s first Music Strategy

Ottawa Showbox - Breaking Down the Ottawa Music Strategy

For more information: 2018-2020 Ottawa Music Strategy

Invest Ottawa

Presentation to Ottawa’s Finance and Economic Development Committee

Impact Infographic for 2017