Integrated Economic Development Strategy

In partnership with the City of Kingston, Kingston Economic Development is collecting input to help develop the Kingston community’s Integrated Economic Development Strategy. This strategy, the first of its kind for Kingston, will identify new opportunities and initiatives to strengthen the local economy by increasing job opportunities and growing the local gross domestic product.

In October 2018, City Council approved an integrated economic development strategy format with the City of Kingston and Kingston Economic Development working together to set a vision and strategies for growing Kingston’s economy. At the April 7 City Council meeting, Kingston Economic Development was directed to develop a Response and Recovery Plan by May to address the COVID-19 impact on the local economy and deliver a long-term strategic plan.

Kingston Economic Development was directed by Council on May 5 to report back with a long-term Integrated Economic Development strategy by Q4 2020. Economic Development has been working with project consultants to conduct stakeholder interviews and focus groups with representatives across sectors in the Kingston community.   

The Integrated Economic Development Strategy will focus on supporting local business, while identifying sector priorities and offering strategic and tactical approaches to facilitate post COVID-19 economic growth. 

Kingston Integrated Economic Strategy Survey

The goal of this survey is to provide more insights from Kingston residents that can complement and better inform the project team’s research. This information will be used by the project team as it finalizes recommendations and potential activities that can support growth and development in the community.

Survey closes October 20 at 4 p.m.

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Oct 29

Are you new to e-commerce and need guidance on where to start?Discover how you can leverage e-commerce to set your business up for success.

Oct 30

Hosted by the Health Care Administration program at St.

Nov 4

Join us as we celebrate women entrepreneurs thriving with disabilities! Our featured guests are the co-founders of Two Canes Consulting.

Nov 4

The last 12 months have been an incredibly difficult and unique time for business owners across the province, the country, and the world.

Nov 17

During this workshop, we will discuss navigating the journey from Maker to Manufacturer.

Nov 19

An in-depth look at funding resources from grants to micro-loans, through to venture capital.