Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW) will take a lead role in providing economic expertise to city politicians, the mayor announced at his annual State of the City address on February 24.
In his speech, Mayor Brian Bowman said the new initiative being lead by EDW will bring leadership in key sectors around the table to get advice and opinions on major projects and issues affecting the city’s economy.
“On demand input and advice, directly from the front lines, in real time,” the mayor told the crowd during his address. “I’m looking for your collective expertise to assist on emerging issues.”
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Economic Development Winnipeg President and CEO Dayna Spiring also spoke at the event and talked about the unique collaboration and connectivity of the city’s business community.
This video, featuring Winnipeg business leaders Marshall Ring, CEO of Manitoba Technology Accelerator, Paul Soubry, President & CEO of New Flyer Industries and Dean Schinkel, Managing Partner at Deloitte, was launched.
The State of the City address is hosted yearly by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. More information on the initiative and the mayor's other announcements can be found on the city's website.