Regional Chair Alan Caslin to report on Niagara’s future at State of the Region address

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Regional chair Alan Caslin will address residents of Niagara at his second annual State of the Region event, at the Scotiabank Convention Centre on April 12.

In his keynote, he will review and reflect upon the past year in Niagara, while also addressing business plans for the future of the region.

One of the major themes of the Caslin’s address will be the aligning of shared priorities and goals between Niagara Region and all levels of government, which will ensure that future developments and projects are completed in an efficient and harmonious manner.

“For the first time in Niagara Region our local municipalities are closely aligned on shared goals and priorities,” Caslin said in a statement. “Over the past year we have put forward a proactive approach with business and community partners to foster economic prosperity throughout our region. We are delivering for Niagara and I look forward to sharing what we’ve accomplished and the opportunities that are ahead.”  

The news release cited the proposed expansion of daily GO Train service to Niagara as an example of successful alignment. “After receiving unanimous support from the mayors of the region’s 12 municipalities, ensuring that this expansion takes place is a top priority for Regional Council and has now received support from the Government of Ontario in their 2016 budget.”

Among other things, Caslin will touch upon topics including alternative service delivery, inter-municipal transit, the 2016 Regional budget, our youth retention strategy, a foreign trade zone designation for Niagara, our 2021 Canada Games bid, and economic development in Niagara

Contact the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce by phone at (905) 684-2361 or email at events.admin@gncc.ca for tickets.

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