OCC Webinar: Competitiveness of Ontario’s Cities
On Wednesday, July 21 at noon, join the OCC and KPMG in Canada for a timely discussion about the competitiveness of Ontario’s cities in a post-pandemic era and the launch of our latest policy report, Better Budgets: Bolstering the Fiscal Resilience of Ontario’s Municipalities.
In its 2021 Budget, the Government of Ontario announced plans to develop a Long-Term Economic Growth Strategy, articulating a vision for Ontario’s economic development that builds on the province’s competitive strengths and addresses its long-standing challenges.
The competitiveness of Ontario’s cities will be integral to the success of such a strategy. Urban centres are engines of economic growth, driving entrepreneurship, innovation, and job creation. Recently, the COVID-19 crisis has placed a tremendous fiscal strain on municipalities and their ability to invest in the infrastructure and services needed to remain competitive.
Carla Nell, President & CEO from the Burlington Chamber and Ashley Challinor, former Vice President of Policy for the OCC, will be speaking at the event.