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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Workshops + EventsView All

Dec 1

A business plan is a critical tool for outlining the strategy and developing the tactics to manage your business.

Dec 2

Cash Flow is the number one factor that decides the success and longevity of a business.

Dec 3

Audio Branding 101: Tackling the Blind Spots in Your Marketing Strategy

Dec 8

Building Confidence in Sales. Are you having trouble getting out of your comfort zone and talking about your business in a sales setting?

Dec 15

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

Jan 13

From checking the viability of your new business model to calculating your break-even point, join for a session on financial management.