Powering Ontario’s Regional Economies: How universities can help

How can every region in Ontario prosper, grow and contribute to the province’s global competitiveness? That was the question debated at a series of forums co-sponsored by the University of Toronto and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce this past fall. At stops in Sudbury, Peterborough and Hamilton, about 200 business leaders, politicians, policy-makers and researchers underlined how they have worked together to leverage the resources and talent in each Ontario community to make the entire province stronger. Their conversations underlined four strategies that accelerate growth. They include: training new talent for established industries, supporting SMEs to grow and scale, recognizing the role of established industries in new tech sectors, and investing in livable communities. 

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