From politician to private enterprise, over 100 attendees heard the Corridor’s Chair, David Beattie, provide first-hand information on the St. Lawrence Corridor’s evolution and direction. Charlie Mignault, the Corridor’s Commissioner provided detailed information on attraction activities.Fall-Perspective-2018-Prezi
BROCKVILLE – The St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission (SLCEDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlie Mignault as its inaugural commissioner. Mignault starts his position immediately with the regional economic development organization spanning seven Eastern Ontario municipalities along the St. Lawrence River.
“The entire board is very happy to welcome Charlie into his new role as our very first commissioner,” said David Beatty, chair of the SLCEDC, after the board of directors meeting on Thursday, Feb. 1 that confirmed the hiring. “Charlie brings with him a blend of enthusiasm, education, and business contacts and experience in Eastern Ontario that makes him a perfect fit here. We are all very excited to get to work with Charlie on bringing new jobs and prosperity to the municipalities of the St. Lawrence Corridor.”
Mignault is a proven leader in both private and public industry who excels in sales and economic development. His diverse background includes his current role as a director and adjunct professor with the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, and past positions as the Director of Business Development, Student Recruitment, and Career Services at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, ON, and as the Director of Business Development with the Kingston Economic Development Corporation.
“What the partner municipalities and industries are doing with the St. Lawrence Corridor represents a great opportunity that I am grateful to accept,” said Mignault. “Helping foster business development in Eastern Ontario has long been a passion of mine. I’m really looking forward to joining this great team and doing all that I can to bring new jobs and new investments into the corridor municipalities that will build up the entire area.”
The SLCEDC is an economic development leadership group formed in July 2017 through collaboration with the partner municipalities of the Township of Augusta, the City of Brockville, the Township of Edwardsburgh-Cardinal, the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, Front of Yonge Township, the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, and the Town of Prescott. Its focus is to establish a globally recognized region for companies and entrepreneurs that both attracts new industrial and commercial employers and assists existing businesses to expand and prosper.
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