All posts by Richard Hamilton

Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Advisor, OMAFRA

Key Takeaways: Teeny Tiny Southwest Summit

Small towns can do big things if they have passion“, “Time to “Bee-lieve” in our small communities!” and “Alvinston Community Group celebrates its successes at conference” are some of the headlines used in news stories about the Teeny Tiny Southwest Summit.beesummit

Held on November 15th, 2016, and hosted by the Municipality of Brooke-Alvinston, OMAFRA, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, and Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Corporation, this event brought together 126 community volunteers, business champions, municipal staff and elected officials to hear ideas about revitalizing small communities.

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Staff Profile: Richard Hamilton

What is your role in the Regional Economic Development Branch?

I am the Agriculture and Rural Economic Development Advisor for Oxford and Elgin Counties. I support communities with economic development activities. I partake in projects that assist rural communities with job growth, retention and improving quality of life.

I work with a variety of individuals and organizations including municipalities economic development groups, business organizations and business support organizations.richard-hamilton-3

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