Integrated Economic Development Strategy

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The City of Kingston, in partnership with Kingston Economic Development, is collecting input to help develop Kingston’s integrated economic development strategy. This strategy will identify new economic development opportunities and initiatives that can strengthen the local economy by increasing job opportunities and growing the local gross domestic product.

The Integrated Economic Development Strategy will focus on supporting local business, while identifying sector priorities and offering strategic and tactical approaches to facilitate post COVID-19 economic growth. It asks a range of questions on Kingston’s Economy, including health innovation, manufacturing, creative industries and discusses rural land development and culture.

In October 2018, City Council approved an integrated economic development strategy format with the City of Kingston and Kingston Economic Development working together to set a vision and strategies for growing Kingston’s economy. At the April 7 City Council meeting, Kingston Economic Development was directed to develop a Response and Recovery Plan by May to address the COVID-19 impact on the local economy and deliver a long-term strategic plan.

Kingston Economic Development was directed by Council on May 5 to report back with a long-term Integrated Economic Development strategy by Q4 2020. Economic Development has been working with project consultants to conduct stakeholder interviews and focus groups with representatives across sectors in the Kingston community.

Engagement concludes Oct. 20 and 4 p.m.

Integrated Economic Development Strategy banner


The City of Kingston, in partnership with Kingston Economic Development, is collecting input to help develop Kingston’s integrated economic development strategy. This strategy will identify new economic development opportunities and initiatives that can strengthen the local economy by increasing job opportunities and growing the local gross domestic product.

The Integrated Economic Development Strategy will focus on supporting local business, while identifying sector priorities and offering strategic and tactical approaches to facilitate post COVID-19 economic growth. It asks a range of questions on Kingston’s Economy, including health innovation, manufacturing, creative industries and discusses rural land development and culture.

In October 2018, City Council approved an integrated economic development strategy format with the City of Kingston and Kingston Economic Development working together to set a vision and strategies for growing Kingston’s economy. At the April 7 City Council meeting, Kingston Economic Development was directed to develop a Response and Recovery Plan by May to address the COVID-19 impact on the local economy and deliver a long-term strategic plan.

Kingston Economic Development was directed by Council on May 5 to report back with a long-term Integrated Economic Development strategy by Q4 2020. Economic Development has been working with project consultants to conduct stakeholder interviews and focus groups with representatives across sectors in the Kingston community.

Engagement concludes Oct. 20 and 4 p.m.

  • Kingston Integrated Economic Strategy Survey

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    28 Sep 2020

    The goal of this survey is to provide more insights from Kingston residents that can complement and better inform the project team’s research. This information will be used by the project team as it finalizes recommendations and potential activities that can support growth and development in the community.

    Survey closes October 20 at 4 p.m.


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