Why must Canadian metropolitan region’s work together to be successful in a global market? How do we leverage our resources to attract businesses, investment and people to our Region?
We looked for these answers at the Collaborate to Compete event in Niagara Falls, Ontario in May 2014.
Metropolitan region’s across Western Canada listened and learned from other North American regions who have been successful in acquiring talent and attracting business to their communities.
The event was the third annual gathering of an emerging Network of Canadian Metropolitan Regions.
Through the leadership of the Calgary Regional Partnership, Capital Region Board and Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region, the event was successful in showing how metropolitan regions can be successful economic drivers both for their communities and across the country.
Our guests included:
- Kenny McDonald, Chief Economic Officer, Columbus Region
- John O’Grady, Franklin County Commissioner, Columbus Region
- Tiffany Melvin, Executive Director, North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO)
- Tom Clark, Chief Executive Officer, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation
- Allan Wallis, Associate Professior, University of Colorado Denver
Watch the presentation and their slides from our guests who describe how their regions collaborate:
Kenny McDonald – Columbus Region