Paige Desmond, Record staff
WATERLOO REGION — In the next two months, city officials will
consider an unprecedented move — working together on economic
development and a strategy for industrial land.
To do so, they will have to get over their trust issues.
“There’s a lack of trust in the
region,” said Lee Parsons of Malone Given Parsons Limited, the
consultant hired to complete an assessment of economic development here.
“There’s a lack of shared consensus on how to proceed.”
At an all-council meeting Thursday
that brought together local city, township and Region of Waterloo
politicians, a plan was unveiled that would see the creation of a
regional office of economic policy, an employment land strategy and
economic development strategy. More here.