Did You Know?
Essex was the first to be settled among the counties of Ontario. The early settlers were French and they gathered in the area, which grew around Fort Ponchartrain Detroit.
Windsor-Essex Regional Economic Roadmap
The Five Year Regional Economic Roadmap was officially unveiled February 9, 2011 at Lakeshore Cinemas in Lakeshore Ontario to a capacity crowd.
Lindsay Boyd, Chairperson of the WEEDC Board of Directors said, "The Board and Staff are excited to be at this point - one foot on an exciting past and one foot on an exceptional future. Come out, and get involved! The overwhelming response in attendance today echoes what we have been hearing from stakeholders over the last year; "the time is now" for regional collaboration. It also demonstrates their commitment to collectively strengthen economic prosperity in the Windsor-Essex region. As we move forward to execute the plan it's important to know that this document represents thousands of fingerprints."
Ron Gaudet, President and CEO of the WEEDC added, "The plan unveiled today was written by the region and includes not only economic development but social, cultural and environmental development which is critical to our success. The WEEDC has accepted the role of regional catalyst. We look forward with enthusiasm to working with our many regional stakeholders to elevate Windsor-Essex to a new era of regional prosperity."
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