Media Release

Positioning the Region for Long-Term Economic Growth

Peterborough Economic Development’s 2015 Annual General Meeting took place today at their office at 210 Wolfe Street. The 2014 results were highlighted at this meeting as the corporation looks to the future goals set out in the 2015-19 Strategic Plan.

In 2014, Peterborough Economic Development’s activities facilitated in creating an economic impact of $55,849,661, including the creation of 658 jobs and 77 business start-ups, relocations and expansions. These numbers exceed the goals set out by the Corporation’s Performance Measures Scorecard.

See our 2014 Achievement Highlights

“We have an exciting road ahead of us,” stated Peterborough Economic Development board chair, Peter Gaffney, “we are looking forward to creating economic impact, jobs and growth for the City & County of Peterborough through our Strategic Plan’s three focus areas: Advancing Prosperity, Creating a Culture of Startups and Entrepreneurship and Telling Our Story.”

In November 2014, Peterborough Economic Development launched its 2015-19 Strategic Plan, with the objective of igniting the long-term transformation into a high-performing sustainable economy. This strategic plan highlights the importance of community collaboration and partnerships, and the strategic planning process was the first step – Peterborough Economic Development consulted with 36 different local organizations from all areas of the economy for their input, feedback and support. Attendees of this year’s AGM included some of these community partners.

This year, Peterborough Economic Development is undertaking projects in support of the Strategic Plan including:

  • Hosting the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) Conference – June 10 – 14, 2015
  • Submission of Application to Startup Canada for Peterborough to receive official Startup Community designation
  • Working in collaboration with the Kawartha Manufacturers’ Association to coordinate training funds for local manufacturers’ through the Eastern Ontario Manufacturing Skills & Jobs Initiative and the Eastern Ontario CFDC