Speech to Chamber of Commerce AGM, 2012

CARLETON PLACE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, MARCH 29, 2012 (Check against delivery) Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am pleased to be able to speak with you once again and give an update on the economic development of our community. When I last spoke to Chamber members during Small Business Week in October, I outlined how your Council had worked to ensure success for our new Economic Development Officer; we had realized that, while we had the budget to cover the salary of the EDO, we did not have our ducks in a row in order to be able to encourage new industrial growth or even, for that matter, expansion of what we already had. [Read more...]