EDCO Regional Economic Development Professional Development Event-Eastern Region | Ontario East

EDCO Regional Economic Development Professional Development Event-Eastern Region

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Event Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm 


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 Ontario East Economic Development Commission can support each community. We will delve into the labour force issues that include meeting the expectations for new residents. We will also discuss women entrepreneurs and small business start ups and their impact on the economy.

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

Member Registration Fee: $100
Non-Member Registration Fee: $150

(Registration closes Wednesday, October 26, 2022)


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gananoque /1000 Islands 
November 1-2, 2022 EDCO Group Rate: $124.99 (+taxes) includes Express Breakfast
(613) 382-8338

Event Location: 
Holiday Inn Express & Suites 1000 Islands
777 King Street East
Gananoque , Ontario  K7G 1H3