CAEP establishes priorities for coming term

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  • Jun. 29, 2011 10:00 a.m.

The Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP) released its 2010-11 annual report and financial statements to members at its annual general meeting held recently in Red Deer.

CAEP Chair Al Kemmere, a Mountain View County councilor, highlighted key achievements from the past year and outlined plans regarding developing the organization’s direction for the coming year.

Arising primarily in response to changes in resources and input during a recent community consultation process, the priorities for CAEP’s work over the coming year will focus on:

• Supporting communities with improved access to economic development tools and enhancing two-way communication with members and economic development professionals across the region;

• Reviewing governance and committee structure; and,

• Expanding business retention and investment attraction efforts through new and existing programs.

Supporting these strategic priorities, initiatives in the 2011-12 Operational Plan will include: labour force attraction, foreign direct investment & economic immigration, the annual achievement awards, and website development.

The annual general meeting also included a dynamic presentation by Gil Peñalosa who promotes the creation and use of walking and cycling trails and parks in fostering healthy communities.

CAEP members appreciated his inspiring message and passion, as well as his experience that has been sought out by many cities and organizations throughout the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Founded in 1998, CAEP is a regional economic development alliance of 43 municipal and Indian band members and 14 associate organizations that models, represents, and supports collaborative regional economic development to sustain and develop the long-term economic viability of central Alberta.

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