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Markham 2020 Strategy Update

The City of Markham's 10-year Economic Strategy – Markham 2020 | Markham's Global Future – was first adopted by Council in 2008. The strategy is a vision for the Markham of tomorrow and a set of plans to make that vision a reality.

It has proven to be a very successful blueprint, guiding the City’s economic development program for nearly seven years, to foster a robust and growing local economy. 

Markham 2020 Strategy Review: Final Report

In 2015, Council approved a four-phase performance review of Markham 2020.  Visit for an interactive look at the performance review process, findings and final report.   Download the Markham 2020 Final Report [PDF].

Review Process: Analysis and Reflection

A Council-approved four-phase program was undertaken to assess the performance of Markham 2020 to-date and consider opportunities for strategy enhancement.

Phase 1: Research

  • Research performance data and consult with stakeholders – May to August 2015

Phase 2: Community Engagement

  • Series of open house style public meetings and webinars – October 2015 – January 2016

Phase 3: Open House + Keynote Speakers (April 6, 2016)

  • Open House
  • Presentations and Webinar; industry experts from TD Bank, York University, Seneca College, Scotia Bank
  • Networking

Phase 4: Findings and Recommendations (June 2016)

  • Presentation to Economic Development Committee / Council
  • Publish report

Markham 2020 Community Engagement Process: Open House Meeting Series

September 8, 2015 – Performance Review of the City’s 10-Year Economic Strategy


October 26, 2015 – Priority Sectors: Convergence of ICT and Life Sciences; Information, Entertainment and Cultural Industries; Professional, Scientific, and 

                               Technical Services; Finance and Insurance 


November 9, 2015 – Multi-national and Large Enterprises, and Foreign Direct Investment


February 29, 2015 – Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, and Commercialization of Technology and Innovation


We Welcome Your Participation and Response

You are encouraged to provide feedback to on the Markham 2020 Performance Review report in the following ways: 

Receive Notifications by E-mail

  • Send your name and contact information to, to receive information on upcoming meetings and events.

Provide Your Feedback Online

Additional Information

Contact the City’s Economic Development Department at 905-475-4878.


Send your comments to:
Markham Civic Centre
101 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, ON L3R 9W3