Time to talk economics

I’d like to invite you to join us for some in-depth discussions on the City’s economic development strategy. Over three days – February 28, 29 and March 1 – we are conducting focus groups that will help develop the overall strategic direction for Edmonton’s economic development strategy.

Each focus group has a different focus, so choose one that appeals to you and register by going to The Way We Prosper web page.

Here are the topics for the focus groups:

  • Providing a Competitive Business Environment

This focus group discussion will explore the components of a competitive business environment and how the City of Edmonton can nurture a business friendly environment that sustains and grows in investment and jobs.

  • Capitalizing on our Economic Strengths

This focus group discussion will explore Edmonton’s economic strengths and the opportunities that exist to support existing businesses in the City’s core industry sectors.

  • Advancing our Emerging Industries

This focus group discussion will explore Edmonton’s emerging industries, the advantages Edmonton has as a business location relative to other regions of the province and country, and what the City of Edmonton can do to effectively lever these emerging industries.

  • Attracting and Retaining High Quality Talent to Edmonton

This focus group discussion will explore the key factors required to attract and retain skilled and educated workers and the role the City can play in making that possible.

  • Strengthening Edmonton’s Position in a Global Marketplace

This focus group discussion will explore what the City of Edmonton can do to provide recognized value to its regional stakeholders and increase its influence at the provincial, federal and global level.

Your insights will be of tremendous value and will assist us in developing a strong foundation for economic growth over the coming years.

All participants will receive a copy of the focus group results and will be invited to hear a presentation of the strategy later this year.


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