Going Green in Local Economic Development Strategies
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Economic prosperity and environmental protection are two complimentary pieces in the development of a sustainable community. Opportunities are emerging in the new "green" economy for municipalities to capture new jobs, attract or retain skilled workers and improve the municipal tax base. Skilled workers are attracted to communities that offer a high quality of life and these workers bring with them new ideas to develop the local economy.
Learn how some municipalities are shifting their approach to local economic development and planning for new approaches to energy, infrastructure and community prosperity. If your local economy is struggling in the face of job loss or you want to get ahead of new prospects, then this webinar is for you.
- Erin Beaudin, Executive Director, Kings Community Economic Development Agency
- Gordon Price, Director, City Program, Simon Fraser University
- Pam Thibault, Development Officer, South West Shore Development Authority
- Kings Community Economic Development Agency
- Gordon Price: Understanding Sustainability
- The Clare Energy Concept