• Leduc Region Economic Development Highlighted At National Conference
    Thursday, June 01, 2017
    June 1, 2017… The Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association brings its message of regional collaboration and connectivity to grow community prosperity to Ottawa at the Collaborate to Compete Regional Symposium.

    Barbara Engelbart McKenzie, Executive Director of the Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association, will be sharing our region’s stories and her insights on aligning regional and multi-jurisdictional economic development efforts for success, and how to measure those achievements.

    McKenzie has significant knowledge and experience in regional collaboration, having sat on the steering committee of regional municipalities that laid the foundation for the new Edmonton Metro Region Economic Development initiative. She also chaired the working group that developed strategies and recommendations to the Capital Region Board.

    McKenzie is presenting as part of panel discussion, hosted by the Capital Region Board, with representatives from Calgary Region Economic Development Alliance, Metro Vancouver, and Toronto Global to discuss how elements of regional planning assist in economic development.

    The Collaborate to Compete Regional Symposium highlights the close connection between Central Cities and the Metropolitan Regions that surround them; connections that are key enablers for economic development, quality of life, and future prosperity in the reality of our globally competitive environment.

    This symposium occurs just prior to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual conference.

    The Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association is a collaboration of seven municipalities in the Leduc region providing economic development supports and services. For more information, visit our website.

    Collaborate to Compete Panel Picture
    Collaborate to Compete Panel
    Regional Approach to Planning: How The Elements of Regional Planning Assist in Economic Development

    Left to right:
    Malcolm Bruce, Chief Executive Officer, Capital Region Board
    Greg Moore, Chair, Metro Vancouver
    Toby Lennox, President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Global
    Barbara Engelbart McKenzie, Executive Director, Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association
    Bob Miller, Director, Calgary Region Economic Development Alliance

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