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Good Standing for Kingston in 2018 Socio-Economic Report Card

Posted on Monday June 25, 2018

Kingston, ON – On June 13at 11am, Conference Board of Canada will be hosting a webinar highlighting Kingston’s 2018 Socio-Economic report card. Alan Arcand, Associate Director at The Conference Board of Canada, benchmarked 20 indicators that are critical to a city’s competitiveness. These indicators are grouped into three categories: economy, innovation and society.

According to Arcand, a city that ranks highly in this benchmarking analysis will be more attractive to people and investment, ensuring a brighter future. Kingston ranks in the top half of all eleven cities benchmarked: Halifax, Sherbrook, Kingston, Peterborough, Burlington, Hamilton, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Windsor, Saskatoon and Victoria.

  • This report assesses Kingston’s attractiveness to skilled workers and businesses in comparison to eleven other Canadian cities
  • Kingston ranks fourth out of 12, which measures economic well-being, economic growth, and competitiveness
  • Kingston comes third in innovation- its best showing among the three categories- attributed to strong results in “knowledge employment”
  • Kingston sits in fourth in the “society category,” which attempts to gauge a city’s quality of life

To register for the webinar, please visit:


About the Conference Board of Canada 

The Conference Board of Canada is a Canadian not-for-profit think tank dedicated to researching and analyzing economic trends, as well as organizational performance and public policy issues.


About Kingston Economic Development Corporation

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation is focused on building a strong community and supporting Kingston’s thriving economy.  Its mission is to provide dynamic and collaborative leadership by leveraging Kingston's unique assets to create jobs and investment in order to sustain, grow and transform Kingston's economy to meet the needs of the 21st century.

The strategic priorities of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation are to deliver exceptional business support services, continue to invest in high priority growth sectors, and attract a strong labour force to meet the needs of employers.


Media Contacts

Andrew Bacchus, Development Officer- Emerging Sectors

Kingston Economic Development Corporation

613-544-2725 ext. 7242 (office)


Kirk Smallridge, Operations & Communications Officer

Kingston Economic Development Corporation

613-544-2725 ext. 7223 (office)

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