February 7, 2013
Check Against Delivery
Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen:
It has been said that a thriving local economy is one of the greatest benefits that a Council can offer to its community – both its citizens and its businesses. And, even though the municipality per se does not create a great number of jobs, the focus of council, its vision, its decisions, its supporting staff, its investments in infrastructure – to name just a few - have a significant impact on the present, and more importantly, the future economic strength of the community.
During the 2010 election, Economic Development was one of the issues that most candidates touched on, and certainly, for those of us who were successful, to a person we all promised to encourage planned economic development and growth, to hire an economic development officer, and to revitalize the downtown core. [Read more...]