We’ve received a lot of great input so far as we work on the City’s economic development strategy, known as The Way We Prosper.
The strategy is being prepared in consultation with a wide range of local business leaders, educational institutions, community organizations, federal and provincial agencies engaged in economic development, as well as citizens.
Last week, 70 people took part in focus group discussions. That’s in addition to the 150 community and business leaders who’ve participated in one-on-one interviews over the last three months, and the 140 people who’ve participated so far in an online questionnaire.
All the individuals and groups have been asked to share their ideas on how the City of Edmonton can diversify economic growth and business investment.
The ideas that have been generated will be combined with the economic data and analysis being done by the team of consultants the City has hired to draft the strategy. This work will be shared at an economic development summit being planned for later this spring.
The strategy is being developed over the course of 2012 with the final product being a plan that will guide the economic development priorities of the City.
For more information and to track the strategy’s development visit www.edmonton.ca/thewayweprosper .