Archived — Departmental Performance Report 2013–14
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Minister of State's Message
As Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), I am honoured to present the 2013–14 Departmental Performance Report.
The Departmental Performance Report provides detailed information about how FedDev Ontario is fulfilling its mandate to promote the development of a strong and diversified southern Ontario economy. FedDev Ontario has much to report with 2013–14 marking the end of the Agency's initial five-year mandate, and with the development and launch of a new programming suite.
This past year, FedDev Ontario concentrated its efforts on building on southern Ontario's economic advantages and leveraging key relationships to improve the competitiveness of the southern Ontario economy with an emphasis on three key external program areas:
- Technological Innovation – Encouraging the creation of new products, services, processes and markets that contribute to the region's competitiveness;
- Business Development – Promoting southern Ontario small- and medium-sized enterprises to encourage collaboration and investment in start-up companies, business expansion and increased productivity; and
- Community Economic Development – Supporting communities and regions throughout southern Ontario to identify local solutions to local challenges and opportunities.
At FedDev Ontario, we are aware of the ever-changing economic landscape and are focused on providing the necessary supports and structures so southern Ontario can achieve economic prosperity and contribute to a strong and prosperous Canada, today and into the future.
The Honourable Gary Goodyear
Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario)
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