Archived — 2014–15 Report on Plans and Priorities
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Minister of State's Message
As the Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), I am pleased to present the Agency's 2014–15 Report on Plans and Priorities. This report provides a detailed account of how the Agency will fulfill its mandate, which is to promote the development of a strong and diversified southern Ontario economy.
Since its creation in 2009, FedDev Ontario has invested more than $1.1 billion in the region. This has resulted in partnerships with more than 5,300 organizations and helped to attract more than $1.5 billion in additional investments from almost exclusively non-government sources.
A strong Canada depends on a prosperous southern Ontario that is home to economically diverse communities that attract investment and highly productive and innovative businesses. With renewed funding as a result of Economic Action Plan 2013, FedDev Ontario will help our region grow, retain and attract business and investments that drive innovation, productivity and diversification, making our communities more prosperous.
FedDev Ontario will continue to support these endeavours by focusing on five main priorities:
- Supporting innovation and commercialization;
- Fostering business growth;
- Strengthening communities;
- Convening and championing within and for southern Ontario; and
- Continuing to strengthen our internal support services.
The renewal of FedDev Ontario through Budget 2013 was a welcomed decision that will allow the Agency to continue to collaborate with stakeholders, both across the region and throughout Canada, to achieve greater results and remain committed to building a prosperous southern Ontario economy.
The Honourable Gary Goodyear
Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario)
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