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2nd Annual Meet the Tourism Investor Dragons: Ottawa
Registration Open


10:00am to 2:00pm, 
Wednesday, November 29th, 

The Ontario East Tourism Investment Sector Team, and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, will be hosting the second annual Meet the Tourism Investor Dragons event in Ottawa. 

The "Dragons" are interested in commercial land sites consisting of waterfront parcels, parking lots, agricultural plots, parklands, vacant buildings, or local historical assets in need of new investment.  These sites could be repurposed for Accommodations, Attractions, Entertainment, Food and Culinary, Land Space to Host Major Events, Retail and Travel-Related Operations.    
New tourism investment is coming to Ontario.  This is your opportunity to showcase your region to Investors interested in meeting you, and learning what you have to offer. 

4th Annual Meet the Tourism Investor Dragons: Toronto
Registration Open

10:00am to 3:00pm, 
Thursday, November 23rd, 

The Economic Developers Council of Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, will be hosting the fourth annual Tourism Investment " Meet the Investor Dragons" event in Toronto.

The "Dragons" are interested in commercial land sites consisting of waterfront parcels, parking lots, agricultural plots, parklands, vacant buildings, or local historical assets in need of new investment.  These sites could be repurposed for Accommodations, Attractions, Entertainment, Food and Culinary, Land Space to Host Major Events, Retail and Travel-Related Operations.    
New tourism investment is coming to Ontario.  This is your opportunity to showcase your region to Investors interested in meeting you, and learning what you have to offer. 

Opportunities for Local Bio-Heat Production: Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Forests Workshop
This Workshop is Free

8:30am to 5:00pm, 
Wednesday, November 29th, in Pembroke

This workshop will provide participants with meaningful information to allow for enhanced decision-making regarding the use of wood biofuels for heating purposes. Emphasis will be on residential, community, and small industrial applications. 


61st Annual EDCO Conference 2018
Registration Now Open

Monday, February 5th to 
Wednesday, February 7th 
at the Sheraton Eaton Centre Hotel, Toronto

Escape from the office and go undercover in a place where you can imagine, create and discuss issues facing economic developers with some of the most imaginative and strategic minds in the industry. Join us at #EDCO2018 and decode the secrets to your community's economic growth!
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Hain Celestial Chooses the Bay of Quinte for New Facility



Hain Celestial has announced a new $10M food processing facility to be located in City of Quinte West, part of the Bay of Quinte region in Ontario, Canada.
Hain Celestial Canada is a leading food manufacturer that produces a wide range of natural, organic food and personal care products. The company sells products for more than 25 brand names including, Celestial Seasonings Tea, Yves Veggie Cuisine, Terra Chips, Tilda rice and Live Clean personal care products. The products are sold in major grocery chains, natural food, and club stores across North America. 
Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development Announces Business Retention & Expansion Project

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development has launched a project that aims to assist existing local businesses in becoming more competitive while continuing to grow and thrive in the region.

We are eager to launch our business retention & expansion project that will support local companies with opportunities and challenges they are encountering and create a more  business-friendly community." said Suzanne McCrimmon, Director of Business Development with Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development. "The information from this project will be used to plan future economic development activities."
The final Rural Economic Development (RED) program intake for 2017 closes December 1, 2017

More than 160 community economic development projects have been funded since 2013. The sum of this commitment is more than $8 million.
Start working on your application today!
Best Practices for Downtown Revitalization-OMAFRA

Building on the online model developed by the Agriculture Economic Development and Planning Community of Practice (AED COP), the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is launching an online community of practice for Downtown Revitalization in Ontario.
What is a Community of Practice? It is an informally structured group that allows practitioners with an interest in economic development or downtown development to promote leading practices, share success stories, and build capabilities for supporting downtown revitalization across the province. Membership is open and attendance at any individual event is optional, as the topics will vary based on interest expressed by the group.
The Downtown Revitalization Community of Practice (DRCOP) will meet for a 1.5 hour webinar on a quarterly basis, with the option to add additional or face-to-face meetings, as demand or interest grows.
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Beking's Poultry Farm

The Beking family likes to put smiles on the faces of their customers by providing great tasting eggs.
This third-generation farm uses natural farming methods feeding their 23,000 free-roaming hens a vegetarian, all-grain diet free from animal by-products, hormones and antibiotics. Their slogans are 'Direct from farm to you' and 'Eggs the way they are supposed to taste.'
"We are a family farm with a focus on quality and freshness," says Cora Beking, who runs with farm with husband John and son David. They have more than 160 wholesale customers with fast delivery within a 100 km radius, including Ottawa. Beking's supplies eggs to many high-end restaurants, meat, and health food stores throughout Eastern Ontario. You can also find them at farmers' markets and they are a member of Savour Ottawa, an initiative promoting the city and area as a premier, year-round culinary destination with robust offerings of local food. 
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