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Economic Development Week in Windsor Essex

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

JOE MCPARLAND, BizX Magazine March 1, 2017, 4:58 pm

All signs point to Economic Development Week in Windsor-Essex with this strong group of regional economic development partners ready to promote our region this month

Today, the Windsor Essex region finds itself in a much-improved position from just five years ago, both in population growth and business development and retention.

The 2016 Census shows this region with a three percent growth rate. In 2016 the region saw a significant increase in business start-ups, and business expansions resulting in millions of dollars in new investment. “Tecumseh alone had 17 new business start-ups in 2016 and just recently welcomed CX North America, an international logistics software platform company, to Tecumseh as its North American headquarters,” says Gary McNamara, Mayor of the Town of Tecumseh.

Stephen MacKenzie, CEO, and his staff at the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation (WE EDC) are buoyed by this progress, but are certainly not resting on their laurels.

Like the Atlanta Falcons experienced in the “2017 Super Bowl,” they know to take nothing for granted. Therefore, a full court press or an all-out blitz (my metaphors) is being employed by WE EDC through Economic Development Week In Windsor Essex.

WE EDC is the umbrella organization for collaboration with the Municipalities of Amherstburg, Essex, Kingsville, Lakeshore, LaSalle, Leamington, Pelee Island, Tecumseh and Windsor. They are assisted by WorkForce WindsorEssexWEtech AllianceWindsorEssex Small Business Centre and the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth.

WE EDC is a not for profit organization supporting the City of Windsor and the municipalities of Essex County. It is responsible for advancing economic development to grow and sustain prosperity in the region.