The Steinbach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a partnership with the City of Steinbach for a new five-year pilot program focused on economic development. The program is a private-public partnership that will see the Steinbach Chamber hire the first Economic Development Officer (EDO) in the city.
“We think the timing of this pilot program is right for the city and we are pleased to have partners from the private sector to make it happen,” said Mayor Funk, “It means a dedicated resource will focus on identifying development opportunities and the spear heading of economic activities for Steinbach”.
A governing committee will be formed, with representation from the community and the Steinbach Chamber of Commerce who are contributing office space where the new EDO will reside. The committee will oversee the hiring process and set the pilot program’s strategic goals.
“Ultimately we want the program to build on our local economy and get people to consider living here, opening their business here, or at least coming for a visit,” adds Mayor Funk.
The City of Steinbach has committed to match private investment funding up to $65,000 annually for the five year term of the program.
Photo from left to right: Wayne Patram, President, Steinbach Chamber of Commerce; Christine Beaumont, Vice-President, Steinbach Chamber of Commerce; Susan Penner, Councillor, City of Steinbach; Earl Funk, Mayor, City of Steinbach