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KEDCO STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-2020

KEDCO Strategic Plan 2015-2020

For more information please view the KEDCO Strategic Plan 2015-2020:

KEDCO Strategic Plan2015-2020
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KEDCO Strategic Plan 2015-2020
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VISION:
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.

MISSION:
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:

  • Exceptional delivery of BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES.
  • Substantial and continuous investment in HIGH PRIORITY GROWTH SECTORS.
  • Attraction of LABOUR FORCE skill sets to meet needs of employers.

 

KEDCO Strategic Plan 2015-2020 

HIGH PRIORITY GROWTH SECTORS

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.

STRATEGIES:

  • Attract new investment to the city of Kingston in identified high priority growth sectors.
  • Support growth of local businesses and organizations in high priority growth areas.
  • Ensure active labour force meets growth needs within high priority growth sectors.

 

KEDCO Strategic Plan 2015-2020 

LABOUR MARKET DEVELOPMENT

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.

STRATEGIES:

  • Attract skilled workers to actively fill available positions in Kingston.
  • Attract and retain labour force required to support identified high priority growth sectors.
  • Attract high growth small business entrepreneurs and investment capitalists to foster creation of export based jobs.

 

MEASURES OF SUCCESS:

JOBS CREATED/RETAINED
New positions which KEDCO has assisted with the attraction, recruitment or retention.

INVESTMENT
New monies invested in the community through new build, lease, government grants and salaries.

CONSULTATIONS/BUSINESS ASSISTS
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.

OPPORTUNITIES CREATED
Prospect for creation of a new job or new investment which KEDCO has actively assisted.

 

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