For more information please view the KEDCO Strategic Plan 2015-2020:
|KEDCO Strategic Plan 2015-2020 |
An innovative city where private and public enterprises thrive, individuals
and entrepreneurs grow, and a diversity of people want to visit, live, work and do business.
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. We aim to be one of Canada's leading economies.
CORE AREAS OF FOCUS:
The focus of KEDCO's efforts is on supporting the local business community and leveraging
Kingston's unique assets. KEDCO will act as a catalyst to identify high priority growth sectors - both
internally and externally - to encourage export-based growth.
KEDCO's strategic priorities are:
High priority growth sectors have been identified for both the Business Development and Tourism
divisions of the Corporation. In review of opportunities and challenges within these sectors, it
is apparent that each market demands support and expertise for the attraction of new jobs and
investment as well as support for the market growth at a local level.
The economic prosperity of Kingston is intimately connected to the city's ability to attract, retain and
build a workforce that meets the business challenges of today and the needs of the future.
New positions which KEDCO has assisted with the attraction, recruitment or retention.
New monies invested in the community through new build, lease, government grants and salaries.
Direct support to local companies and start-up ventures.
SALES CALLS/COMPANY VISITS
Outbound contact with local companies and target leads.
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF EVENTS
Impact of sporting events & conferences which KEDCO has assisted with attraction or retention.
Prospect for creation of a new job or new investment which KEDCO has actively assisted.