By Barb McKay
Kincardine’s economic development should rely more heavily on businesses and organizations working more closely together, according to the municipality’s economic development corporation.
The Penetangore Regional Economic Development Corporation (PREDC) held its annual meet and greet event on June 19 at the Best Western Plus Governor’s
“That’s what we’ll continue to do,” Coristine said, “because we are better when we are working together.”
Starting this year, PREDC plans to host business seminars and post information on its website with ideas for how businesses can share ideas. There is also a plan in the works for a future innovation centre to help new entrepreneurs get up and running. Coristine said it’s a large undertaking and PREDC is looking at potential partnerships and federal funding opportunities to make it happen.
Bren de Leeuw, senior community development manager for EMC (Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium) and a Kincardine resident, was the guest speaker at the meet and greet event. She said EMC was founded in
“It’s all about getting manufacturers to work together and share best practices,” she said.
Coristine said the municipality has seen a recent influx of new businesses, including Mirage Décor, Penetangear, Little Beginnings Daycare and Learning Centre in Kincardine and Patz Pizza in Tiverton, as well as the soon to be constructed Marriott hotel and convention centre.