Media Release - Lincoln's Pathway to Prosperity

For Immediate Release

Lincoln’s pathway to prosperity

Economic Development Week 2019

Lincoln, ON – (May 6, 2019) – Lincoln celebrates and recognizes International Economic Development Week from May 6-11, 2019. This week has been internationally recognized for the past four years and its purpose is to raise awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase the quality of life in communities everywhere.

Paul Di Ianni, Economic Development Officer, said “economic development is about improving the economic well-being of a community and success is measured by growth in the municipal tax base, retention and attraction of investment and talent, and by sustained economic growth and diversity. It includes developing and implementing an integrated mix of policies, programs and initiatives.”

“We celebrate economic development every day in Lincoln,” said Mayor Sandra Easton. “Economic advantage and opportunity live in Lincoln. We have a well-established entrepreneurial spirit aligning with our vision of a place to grow, a place to prosper, a place to belong.”

Opportunities to establish or expand business in Lincoln have never been better, as one of Niagara’s fastest growing communities. Home to some of the most fertile soil in North America and farms that grow top quality fruit and vegetables, Lincoln is a recognized Agricultural Centre of Excellence with thriving wine, technology, manufacturing and tourism sectors.

Lincoln marks this week by officially launching the new five-year strategy to the broader community. “A key to our growth in Lincoln is undertaking a strategic approach to economic development,” said Councillor Paul MacPherson, Chair of Planning and Economic Development Committee. “Our ‘open for business’ initiatives and new five-year strategy sets out an on-purpose plan to success.”

“Developing a prosperous, livable and sustainable community relies on the combined efforts of the municipality, our business and workforce development and advocacy organizations, and private sector industries,” said CAO Michael Kirkopoulos. “We invite citizens and businesses to celebrate these joint efforts by participating in on our social media campaign this week that highlights industry sectors, shares interesting facts about Lincoln’s economy, and our local workforce.”

Follow @TownofLincolnON on Facebook and Twitter. Tune into the Larry Fedoruk show on 610 CKTB Newstalk on Tuesday, May 7, from 4-7 p.m. to hear from local businesses, Council, and staff on how Lincoln is becoming a vibrant community.

More information about Lincoln’s economic development programs & strategy is available at Lincoln.ca.

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Contact:
Carrie Beatty
Chief Strategic Communications & Public Affairs Officer
Office of the CAO
Town of Lincoln
Cell: 905-401-5707
Office: 905-563-2799 ext. 230
cbeatty@lincoln.ca

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