Thursday, November 29, 2012

North End Business Development Centre

Through consultations the North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC) identified business development as one of the key areas to direct its programming resources. From this the Business Development program was born. The Board Development position was filled in August 2012 with Richard Halliday as the Business Development Coordinator.

He is guiding though a steering committee comprised of businesses and community representatives. Through Community Consultations fixing up Selkirk Avenue and Main Street to be appealing and regain their status as one of Winnipeg's vibrant areas was made a priority.

Some of the action plans in process or planning stages are the Merchants Corner development program, meetings with business owners and operators, business community networking and development training sessions and business community marketing tools, alliances with stakeholder agencies, the Business Development Centre facility, a new business welcome package, prospective entrepreneur/business owner engagement and Youth entrepreneur program/summer employment.

The Business Development Centre is located at 607 Selkirk Avenue (Selkirk Avenue at McGregor Street). Richard works out of this location and encourages businesses, business people and entrepreneurs to come down and check out the building. He has a lot of resources and materials and is looking for feedback. Go check it out or give Richard a call at 204-927-2344.

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