KEDCO’s International Ambassador Program consists of a network of local business leaders who share a passion for promoting investment and business growth in Kingston. International Ambassadors promote the benefits of doing business in Kingston with their networks of influence at home and abroad. For more information on how to get involved contact: Cyril Cooper Director of Business Development Kingston Economic Development Corporation 613-544-2725 ext. 7242 [email protected] www.investkingston.com JOIN US TODAY! GOALS OF THE PROGRAM George Scott, Industry Leader International Ambassador Program • Encourage investment in Kingston • Foster the local economy and create new employment opportunities • Augment the existing supply chain • Expand export opportunities for local businesses • Develop new industry clusters BENEFITS OF BEING INVOLVED Kingston has been an amazing community to start and grow my business and I want to give back. I strongly believe we are one of the premier cities in which to do business. I am committed to working with KEDCO and community leaders to grow Kingston’s economy and bring the Kingston message to the world. I encourage you to join me in sharing why Kingston is one of Canada’s leading economies and a great place to invest. Cyril Cooper, Director of Business Development KEDCO More than ever, Kingston needs to be aggressive in attracting foreign-direct investment. KEDCO has an ambitious plan for growing Kingston’s economy and we want to work more closely with local businesses to expand export opportunities, build new supply chains and attract new investment. Our strength lies in our industry leaders and their access to international markets. We are excited to foster international ambassadors and come together to bring new business opportunities to Kingston. • Network with business leaders and entrepreneurs • Engage in the process of attracting new investment to Kingston • Access unique Kingston marketing tools • Attend quarterly business update meetings • Participate in professional development opportunities ROLE OF AMBASSADORS • Utilize existing professional networks to actively endorse investment • Provide Kingston specific information to potential investors • Share experiences of doing business in Kingston with professional networks • Facilitate introductions between potential investors and KEDCO • Participate in site selection tours of prospective companies • Actively participate in the program by attending events KEDCO will provide International Ambassadors with the resources to promote business investment in our community.
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