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Shelley Hirstwood 
   Business Development Officer - Attraction & Aftercare
Kingston Economic Development Corporation
945 Princess Street, Suite 106
Kingston, ON, K7L 0E9
613-544-2725 ext. 7232

Shelley has been actively working in the Economic Development field for the past 13 years.   Most recent, Shelley has served as the Economic Development Manager for the Town of Gananoque for the past 8 years.  As the Economic Development Manager, Shelley was responsible for investment attraction, business retention and expansion, strategic planning, brownfield development and a number of special projects.  Shelley has demonstrated her ability to conceptualize, design, implement, manage and access funding for innovative projects that engage the community and build partnerships.   Prior to Gananoque, Shelley worked in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan as the Economic Development Officer with projects including negotiating CP rail line, business retention and expansion and development of a community theatre. 

Shelley is the current President for the Ontario East Economic Development Commission.  She is a strong advocate for the region and believes in a collaborative approach.  Her continued engagement in the community and region are shown throughout many projects.


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