Focus Group #3 - Economic Development Planning

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Name: Focus Group #3 - Economic Development Planning
Date: October 2, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
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Event Description:
One of the most significant economic development studies ever undertaken in Orléans is about to launch!
And YOU have an opportunity to share your input and shape a meaningful plan to develop Ottawa’s east-end economy by attending one of our three focus groups, which is being conducted by Doyletech Corporation. This is to help identify growth opportunities in Orléans and other East-End communities.
Thanks to a grant from the City of Ottawa, the Orléans Chamber of Commerce has hired Doyletech Corporation, a recognized national and international expert in economic development. It was founded in 1982 by Denzil Doyle, who is often referred to as the grandfather of Ottawa's technology sector. Once all three focus groups have been conducted, Doyletech Corp., will then analyse these growth opportunities in our East-End of Ottawa and Orléans. 

Catherine Fair, a Business Coach from Rhapsody Strategies will be facilitating all three of these focus groups.


7:00 - 7:15 Registration & Networking
7:15 - 7:25 Introductions of Project Team & Facilitator 

7:25 - 7:35 Brief presentation on Project objectives
7:35 - 7:45 Brief introduction of 8 priority sectors for initial consideration   
  1. Engineering, Industrial Systems and Design
  2. Agri-tech (Non-retail)
  3. Culinary, Recreation, and Tourism
  4. Health-related
  5. Automotive-related
  6. Government, Defence and Security
  7. Professional and Environmental Services
  8. Other sectors
7:45 - 7:55 Breakout of audience into 8 Tables
 Each Table corresponding to one of the priority sectors, listed above
  • Participants to self-select which Table to join based on interests and current activities
  • Designation of the Table Chairs
7:55 - 8:30 Tables discussions (Participants)
  • Each Table to have info package from Doyletech showing preliminary strengths and assets of each priority sector in Ottawa East (Doyletech “pyramids” or similar), and summary sheets for top 3 initiatives and top 3 challenges
  • Doyletech team available to answer questions and help discussions
  • All Tables to identify top 3 initiatives that would aid economic development in Ottawa East for that sector
  • All Tables to identify top 3 challenges for economic development in Ottawa East for that sector
8:30 - 9:00 Tables Round-up
  • Each Table Chair briefly to list the top 3 challenges and top 3 initiatives
9:00 End of meeting



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255 Centrum Blvd
Orléans ON K1E 3W3
Room 340
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
7:00 - 9:00 AM
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