Economic Development Blogs

How does Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion support community economic development?  (November 30, 2022)       

The next Teeny Tiny Summit will take place on November 30 starting at 10 am and will be exploring how Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) supports community economic development. As communities, economic developers, organizations, and others focus on economic recovery, applying DEI frameworks help create stronger, more resilient […]

Ontario East Municipal Conference 2022

OMAFRA was pleased to be back at Ontario East Economic Development Municipal Conference (OEMC), the largest annual regional municipal conference east of Toronto from September 14 to 16, 2022 in Cornwall, Ontario. This event is held annually to deliver dynamic programming to municipal leaders, sharing knowledge and best […]

2021 Food and Beverage Sector Profiles – Ontario  

The Business Development Branch within OMAFRA has developed a resource that provides evidence-based insights into the food and beverage sectors of the Ontario economy that are important to you. Major subsectors include; grain and oilseed, sugar and confectionary, fruit and vegetable, dairy product, meat product, bakeries and tortilla, […]

Inspiration Loves Company… Attracting, Inspiring and Retaining Volunteers Teeny Tiny Economic Development Summit Recap (part 1)

The Teeny Tiny Economic Development Summit on October 5th explored the topic of “Inspiration Loves Company… Attracting, Inspiring and Retaining Volunteers” and the important role that volunteers played in the supporting economic development in small places to an audience of 179.     Trends Impacting Volunteerism The session kicked […]

Key Takeaways from EDCO’s London regional session

Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) regional event in London was part of a four-part series for economic development professionals that took place on September 20th.  This event was a great opportunity to meet colleagues and share economic development solutions. Session 1: Share & Discover Talent Recruitment Best […]

Community Spotlight: Minto’s Three Towns Rising

Minto’s three towns feelin’ fresh– Harriston, Clifford, and Palmerston revitalize the neighbourhood downtowns with beautification initiatives. To commemorate the accomplishments of the three downtowns over the previous few years, the Town of Minto and the community revitalization groups Harriston Rising, All Aboard Palmerston, and Clifford Connects invited locals, […]

Making Economic Development Happen in Teeny Tiny Places – Teeny Tiny Summit Series Kick off on October 5, 2022

The popular Teeny Tiny Summit series is returning on October 5, 2022, presented in partnership between the Rural Ontario Municipal Association and The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.  The upcoming Teeny Tiny Summit series will have an overall theme of “Making Economic Development Happen in […]

Ontario East Municipal Conference – September 14 to 16, 2022, DEV Hotel and Conference Centre, Cornwall, ON

Plan to attend the 2022 Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC)! This in-person event promises to deliver dynamic programming with a focus on economic development, municipal and community development and workforce planning. OEMC aims to share municipal knowledge and best practices that supports economic opportunities and success. OMAFRA will […]

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