EDCO Exchange
October 2017
Innovation Article Roundup
1. Innovation and Globalization: The True Cost Of A Ham Sandwich - Forbes

2. What investors - and everyone else- get wrong about innovation - MarketWatch

3. Ontario's 'Ring of Fire' region gets $69.2 million broadband boost - IT World Canada

4. Liberals narrow list of contenders for 'supercluster' innovation hubs to 9 - CBC News

5. CETA: Canada and the European Union Usher In a New Era of Trade - Government of Canada 

6. Peterborough's Innovation Cluster helps tech and innovative startups get a boost - Kawartha NOW

7. Innovation, history key to building Halifax's future - Halifax Citizen

8. Google to build living laboratory for urban innovation in Toronto - University of Toronto News

9. Missouri proposes innovation corridor for Amazon's 2nd home - Financial Post

10. 'We are now and tomorrow': Toronto makes its pitch for Amazon's HQ2 - CBC News
EDCO Board of Directors Election

As an EDCO member in good standing, you have the right to vote for our Board of Directors. Voting is now open for the 2018-2020 EDCO Board of Directors.

Voting will be open until  December 1, 2017

Please use the below login information to vote:

Username: your email address
Password: your first name, lower case

When you login, you will see nine potential directors. After reviewing each of the candidate's bios, please vote for the three candidates you would like to represent you on the EDCO Board. 

If you have issues logging into eBallot, or if you have any other questions, please email Brittany Bruce at grow@edco.on.ca

Remember, your Council is only as good as the participation of its members. Make sure you vote for your EDCO Board of Directors!

      Vote Now!
Meet with OMAFRA Investment Officers at 2018 EDCO Conference

Dear EDCO Members,

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) is excited to again offer, one-on-one consultation meetings at the 2018 EDCO Conference at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto.

As in the past, Ministry staff will host one-on-one confidential meetings between Ministry, communities, and economic development professionals to discuss investment opportunities in Ontario's food and beverage manufacturing industry.

The OMAFRA team is scheduling 1 hour consultations, to share strategies and discuss approaches to successful investment attraction within the food and beverage manufacturing sector. Consultations will be booked in advance on a first come, first serve basis.
Topics of discussion will include (but not limited to):
  • U.S. FDI program - Come meet and learn from the U.S. perspective what U.S. investors are looking for.  OMAFRA's U.S. Investment Lead Consultant out of Florida will provided first-hand knowledge on U.S. food companies and approaches to FDI outreach
  • OMAFRA FDI team will share our 2018/19 program and discuss opportunities for collaboration
  • Leverage your BRE (Business Retention and Expansion) programs to incorporate FDI activity
Don't miss out on this chance to learn how your community can be ready to take advantage of investment opportunities in the food and beverage industry. 

To book your meeting, or if you have questions, please feel free to contact me. 

Yours truly,
Bill Harvie
Investment Attraction Consultant
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs 
Phone: 519-826-4405 email:  Bill.Harvie@Ontario.ca
New Resources in the EDCO Library

Venture Pulse Q3 2017: Global analysis of venture funding - KPMG Enterprise

Upcoming Events
November 6-7, 2017
Niagara Falls, ON

November 7, 2017
EDCO Fall 2017 Webinar Series

November 7, 2017

November 16, 2017
Kingston, ON

November 22, 2017
London, ON

November 23, 2017
Toronto, ON

November 27, 2017 
Whitby, ON

November 28, 2017
EDCO Fall 2017 Webinar Series

February 5-7, 2018
Toronto, ON

Employment Opportunities
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Closing November 3, 2017

St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission
Closing November 15, 2017

Tourism Information Coordinator
City of Brantford
Closing November 16, 2017

MDB Insight
Closing November 17, 2017

Contact  Heather Lalonde to post your 2017 employment opportunities with EDCO

The EDCO Team