Economic Development Workshop

Understanding Edmonton’s economic reality and potential

I’d like to encourage you to join us at the upcoming economic development workshop on April 30, 2012. This is a key milestone in the creation of The Way We Prosper, the City’s strategic economic development plan.

The focus of the workshop will be on Edmonton’s current economic strengths and weaknesses, and the economic opportunities and threats facing the city in the future. Our consultants, Millier Dickenson Blais, will be sharing their research and analysis of the city’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT).

Then we’ll facilitate discussions to get your input and critique on the themes that have emerged in our research and consultation to this point. All of this will be the basis upon which a strategic economic plan will be drafted over the next several months.

As we’ve shared here already, over the winter, hundreds of business and community leaders, organizations and interested citizens have participated in focus groups, one-on-one interviews and an online questionnaire about The Way We Prosper. The consultations to date show that there are expectations from citizens and business leaders that Edmonton’s economic future be diverse and sustainable so that Edmonton can continue to grow as a prosperous, competitive world city.

So please come and join us for The Way We Prosper Economic Development Workshop. Your perspective is important to us and will help shape Edmonton’s strategic economic development plan.

Economic Development Workshop
April 30, 2012
1 – 4pm
Shaw Convention Centre

To register for the workshop go to www.edmonton.ca/TheWayWeProsper

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Larry Wall
Larry Wall is the Project Manager for The Way We Prosper
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