The Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce are pleased to release Emerging Stronger 2013 – in collaboration with their research partners at the University of Toronto, the Mowat Centre and Leger Marketing. Emerging Stronger 2013 is a business-driven economic agenda for Ontario aimed at accelerating Ontario’s economic recovery. It sets out 44 practical and detailed recommendations for government and business.
Some of its key recommendations include: enabling better access to capital for startups and small businesses through crowd funding; opening up more government services for private sector delivery; utilizing Ontario’s large immigrant population to grow exports; and, allowing more employers to participate in training.
The agenda was released two days after Ontario’s new Premier, Kathleen Wynne, was named.
“We have criss-crossed this province talking to local Chambers and our 60,000 members,” said Allan O’Dette, CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. “We are confident that Ontario has all the assets to prosper, but we need to act collectively, strategically, and with purpose.”
“The priorities identified for action in “Emerging Stronger 2013” align well with the strategies pursued by Durham’s community and business leaders who attended the Durham Economic Prosperity Conference this past November,” said Bob Malcolmson, CEO of the Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.
The conference discussed ways to drive change in how we do business in Durham Region and the opportunities for growth focusing on “Sharpening Durham’s Competitive Edge”.
“Emerging Stronger 2013 compliments the conference findings,” Malcolmson continued, “we fundamentally believe that Ontario and Durham can emerge stronger from the current economic and fiscal climate. But it is up to us to follow through on our commitments.”
To learn more, go to www.emergestronger.ca.