About Niagara Region
Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada’s most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada’s most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario’s most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.
Reporting to the Manager, Trade and Development the Economic Development Officer (EDO) is responsible for implementing, monitoring and reporting on economic initiatives in support of the various economic development sectors; Business Development and Expedited Services, Trade and Investment and/or Strategic Economic Initiatives. Ongoing provision of economic development support to Local Area Municipalities as identified in the shared economic development plan(s). Undertakes activities and supports partnerships that enhance the development of Niagara as location of choice for investment/trade, enterprise and growth.
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