In the pursuit of rural intelligence, retaining and engaging youth in our communities is a key issue. Keynote speaker Max Valiquette, a founder of Youthography, will address that issue during a special presentation at the SWEA Assembly 2013 in Goderich. A combination of statistics, primary … Read More
Grey County will be the pilot site for the first phase of the benchmarking component of the SWEA Intelligent Region initiative. The SWEA board ratified the decision to go ahead with the project after Grey County officials agreed to partner with the Alliance. Cisco Canada … Read More
The Western Ontario Warden’s Caucus is hosting an event to inform stakeholders about the status of the broadband feasibility study in southwestern Ontario. They have two dates available for registration. April 19th in Guelph and April 26th in London. They will have some short presentations on the status … Read More
SWEA was one of several participants in a jobs roundtable held March 12 with Premier Wynne in London. Representatives from the city of London, business, education and the not for profit sector were included in the wide ranging discussion of how to meet the growing … Read More
The Performance Measurement Resources (PMR), the newest in OMAF and OMRA suite of tools , was rolled out at the EDCO 2013 Conference in London. The resources introduce the concepts and uses of performance measurement to help economic development practitioners improve the effectiveness and efficiency … Read More
In a move designed to encourage more research on issues that will positively impact the economic growth of Southwestern Ontario, the Southwest Economic Alliance (SWEA) and the Ontario Agricultural College have announced a joint initiative to establish a Chair in Regional Economic Development for the … Read More
The SWEA Assembly for 2013 will take place June 13-14 in Goderich, Huron County. Online registration opens March 18 at which time the preliminary agenda will be available. For sponsorship information, or other inquiries, contact Serge Lavoie, SWEA president.
SWEA president Serge Lavoie explained the multi-year Intelligent Region project — in 5 minutes — to economic development professionals at the recent EDCO conference held in London. Presenting during the Ignite session at the conference, Lavoie was limited to 20 slides which advanced automatically every … Read More