A recent survey of rural economic development practitioners across Canada revealed that business outreach and enhanced BR+E programs are two key avenues being explored to aid economic recovery. Business engagement and the use of business-level data to guide strategic planning have historically been core components of effective economic development practice. The current pandemic has reinforced the need to ensure that business needs are identified and addressed in an effective and efficient manner.
Join other BR+E practitioners on Thursday, May 6, 2021 for a panel discussion on a variety of approaches and outcomes relating to three theme areas:
- Using Focus Groups for Business Engagement – Simcoe County
- Springing to BR+E Actions during a Pandemic – Wellington County
- The Art of and Science of Collaboration for BR+E – Dufferin County & the Town of Orangeville
Presentations by panelists representing the communities listed above will be followed by a discussion and Q&A segment.
To register for the event, follow this link
OMAFRA provides economic development tools, training and technical guidance to rural Ontario communities. Follow this link for more information on the OMAFRA BR+E program.