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EDCO 2022 Professional Development Regional Event - Gananoque

  • 02 Nov 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites 1000 Islands 777 King St E, Gananoque, ON K7G 1H3
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Regional networking opportunity is coming to Gananoque!

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet peers in your region and learn about trends in economic development that are effecting your municipality. Session topics include:

EDCO Regional Economic Development Professional Development Event

Eastern Region

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 1000 Islands

777 King St. East

Gananoque, Ontario

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Registration Closes on Wednesday, October 26, 2022


9:00 AM         Welcome 

9:15 AM         Session 1: Current and future trends of Economic Development        

The landscape of economic development has seen considerable change over the past few years. Many areas are facing labour force issues, housing shortages, and specific to Gananoque who has experienced a 4% increase in population. This session will explore how the Ontario East Economic Development Commission supports its member communities through regional marketing programming and professional development. We will delve into the labour force issues and Ontario East's unique workforce development program promoting all the resources available to existing residents and newcomers. We will also discuss current economic development activities and how Ontario East communities are meeting the challenges in economic development today.

10:30 AM       Break 1

10:45 AM       Session 2: CIP’s

Community Improvement Plans are a fundamental tool to ensure your community is planning for the future and supporting the community with growth and change. This session will discuss how the Gananoque CIP is tying into the downtown and preparing for the future.

12:00 PM       Lunch Break & Networking

1:00 PM         Session 3: Agri-Food

There are many small scale agri-food producers throughout Ontario. This session will review how local producers have grown their home based businesses. We will also explore how small scale agri-food producers contribute to the local economy and what programs are available through the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

2:15 PM         Break 2

2:30 PM         Session 4: Tourism and BIA’s working together Post Pandemic

Through the pandemic many organizations have collaborated to support their local economy. This session will explore how these partnerships will continue post pandemic and the key learnings that have taken place.

3:45 PM         Question & Answer Period from the day

4:00 PM Farewell & Thank you


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gananoque /1000 Islands 

November 1-2, 2022 EDCO Group Rate

$124.99 (+taxes) includes Express Breakfast

(613) 382-8338

*Registration Cancellation will receive a full refund less a $50.00 administration fee*

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