Provide Input on Task Force's Draft Economic Action Plan by September 30
September 30, 2015
On September 11, the Mayor’s Task Force on Economic Development and Prosperity launched its draft economic action plan, Making Victoria: Unleashing Potential for public input at the Thinklandia kick-off event on the rooftop of the Bastion Square Parkade.
The Task Force’s mandate is to advise on how City Hall can best deliver an economic development function that will increase the genuine well-being of citizens. Working with its many partners, City Hall has a role to play in increasing household incomes by making it easier for business to thrive and by supporting entrepreneurs and innovation.
Thank you to everyone who provided input on the draft plan. The online survey closed on September 30.
Feedback from the survey, correspondence and social media will inform the economic action plan that will be presented to City Council for consideration on October 22. An engagement summary will also be presented.
About the Draft Plan
The draft plan identifies six primary “engines" to drive Victoria’s businesses, generate jobs, raise household incomes, and increase well-being over the next four years.
The six proposed engines include: Advanced Education and Research & Development; the Ocean and Marine sector; Experiential Tourism; Government; Technology; and Entrepreneurship, Start-Ups and Social Enterprise. Each engine has its own set of draft objectives, actions and metrics to advance and measure progress.
Business Hub at City Hall
The draft plan also proposes a “Business Hub” be established at City Hall to streamline and de-mystify business and development processes at City Hall; make it easier to do business in Victoria; advise on how to reduce unnecessary red tape; connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need; and accelerate the development of a vibrant downtown.
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