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Objective 2

Attract, Grow and Retain, leveraging our mix of urban and rural assets (2/3)

What has PKED been doing to help businesses grow?

PKED partnered with the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce to deliver the 2022 Business Summit: Forward Thinking.

The event was hosted in-person and through virtual events geared to supporting businesses across the region.

Launch of Spark Tourism Product Development Program

PKT has launched a new program aimed at developing and supporting innovative tourism ideas in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. The “Spark” Mentorships & Grants Program will match selected applicants with a mentor and provide a seed grant to help take their new tourism idea to the next level. 

Hosted a series of rural workshops focused on new and growing agriculture businesses in partnership with York, Durham, Northumberland, and the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Workshop 1: So You Think You Want to Farm?

Workshop 2: Thinking of Diversifying Your Farm?

picture of 5 women standing on a set of stairs, smiling at the camera. Four wearing bright green shirts, one dressed in business attire

Launched 3rd Annual Business Count Survey on May 5th

The 3rd annual survey of local businesses takes place from May 4th to August 26th, 2022.

Launched a Small Business Workshop Series throughout the County

In partnership with various townships throughout Peterborough County, the Business Advisory Centre has begun to offer a small business workshop series at locations in the participating townships.

Peterborough Matboards celebrated 120 years!

PKED’s President & CEO Rhonda Keenan MC’d the company’s anniversary celebrations.