In 2022, Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL), the NL Association of Community Business Development Corporations (CBDC) and The Harris Centre established the Regional Economic Development Task Force (RED Task Force). The mandate of the Task Force was to explore options and models to effectively support regional economic development in the province. After nine months of consultations and deliberations, the Task Force produced a comprehensive report with clear set of recommendations on how to strengthen regional capacity for their economic development efforts. Given changes in the policy and economic environment over the past year (e.g., Provincial Government's decision not to pursue the establishment of Regional Governments), the partners recognized it was important to re-engage a broader set of stakeholders in order to continue the momentum and act on the report's recommendations.
The event planned for December 11 at Signal Hill Campus of Memorial University will bring together the members of the RED Task Force, municipal leaders, economic developers, Provincial and Federal Government officials, industry association representatives, Community Sector Council members and researchers with interest and expertise in regional development for a day-long workshop. The workshop is designed around the report recommendations and will consist of 2-3 panel discussions followed by a series of working sessions. At the end of the workshop, the participants will have a concrete action plan for projects that will address the report recommendations.
NL Association of CBDCs
Community Sector Council NL
St. John's, NL
Local, municipal and regional public administration