The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are proud members of: 

Economic Developers Association of Canada

Penny A. Gardiner, Ec.D. Chief Executive Officer

7 Innovation Drive, Flamborough, ON L9H 7H9

Tel: 905-689-8771 Fax: 905-689-5925






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Ontario East Economic Development Commission

Bonnie O'Neill, Executive Administrator

Innovation Park, 945 Princess Street, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Tel: 613-634-8569 Toll Free: 866-641-EAST (3278)






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Economic Developers Council of Ontario

Jennifer Patterson, Ec. D. Executive Director, EDCO

Box 8030, 6506 Marlene Ave., Cornwall, ON K6H 7H9

Tel: 613-931-9827 Fax: 613-931-9828






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Eastern Ontario Warden's Caucus (EOWC)

As an upper- tier level of municipal government, Leeds Grenville is a member of the Eastern Ontario Wardens' Caucus. The purpose of the caucus is to monitor all levels of government. It advocates for enhanced municipal service delivery in eastern Ontario.

2010 will again be a critical and exciting time for EOWC. Work is progressing on the Eastern Ontario Broadband Project. This project will be of direct benefit to the estimated 288,000 citizens still without broadband services but will also provide benefits to all of the 1,092,530 residents of Eastern Ontario through higher bandwidth capacities and new innovative applications.

Broadband is needed to help unlock the potential of the region and create jobs and prosperity. Not unlike rural telephone or electricity services, access to the high speed Internet is now a fundamental building block for rural residents and communities to grow their local economies. The broadband project has been designated as the top priority for regional economic development. In July 2009, federal and provincial governments announced that each would provide $55-million in support of the creation of an Eastern Ontario Broadband Network (EORN), which has an estimated cost of $170-million,

The EOWC membership continues to include the eleven Eastern Ontario Counties and two single-tier municipalities of the City of Kawartha Lakes and Prince Edward County. Over the past few years, the EOWC has grown into a formidable organization, drawing upon our diversity and strengths to engage the senior levels of government and improve both the municipal financial position and the socio-economic conditions throughout the region.
The goal is to see Eastern Ontario develop into strong, vibrant communities where innovation, economic growth and industry thrive. Information sessions will begin in October when Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) representatives begin visits to communities in Eastern Ontario.


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