Guelph Welcomes New Businesses
04 Jun, 2018
Local companies RKD and Zero In recently moved into their new, shared head office in the Hanlon Creek Business Park in Guelph, Ontario. They hosted their grand opening celebrations on Friday, May 11, which included greetings from Mayor Cam Guthrie.
“I want to thank RKD and Zero In for choosing to stay in Guelph, and grow in Guelph. They are the latest examples of our thriving information and communications technology sector – a sector that is central to Guelph’s place on the Innovation Corridor,” said Guthrie.
Both companies outgrew their previous office space in Guelph and chose to relocate to the Hanlon Creek Business Park because of its convenient access to the 401 and existing local business connections. The new office space also provides options for future expansions. The current move will include the addition of five to ten new jobs.
“We’re continually building partnerships with companies like RKD and Zero In to foster strong business relationships and encourage local economic growth. They are both a very welcome addition to the existing mix of businesses in the Hanlon Creek Business Park,” said Christine Chapman, Economic Development Officer, City of Guelph.
RKD and Zero In are examples of Guelph’s growing and thriving Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. With Guelph’s central location in the Innovation Corridor, local ICT firms such as RKD and Zero In benefit from proximity to key customers, talent, investors, research and development, academic institutions and other regional assets.
RKD has 23 years of experience providing custom website design, mobile application and software development. “We’re thrilled to have this unique home, designed to be open and welcoming to local businesses, and to inspire creativity and collaboration within our talented team,” said Thom Ellsom, Partner & Director of Web Services, RKD.
Zero In is Guelph’s only Premier Google Partner specializing in paid search, social advertising and lead generation. RKD and Zero In are committed to building long-lasting relationships and provide a professional, modern and engaging environment for employees and clients.
“Located in a fast growing area of Guelph, this office is a foundation for continued growth through our third decade of business. We appreciate the existing strong relationships we have with many businesses and associations and look forward to meeting more in our new facility!” said Rudy Diemer, Founder & Director, Zero In.
Invest in Guelph represents the business development outcomes identified in the City of Guelph’s economic development strategy, Prosperity 2020. Its purpose is to position and promote Guelph as an ideal place to do business.