Properity Summit — Midland Cultural Centre
On Sept 26th, Howard attended the Prosperity Summit held in the Midland Cultural Centre as part of the firm’s commitment to ensure the MCC becomes a catalyst for the town’s success. Within Rotary Hall, business, political and educational leaders attended a day-long initiative to promote the economic success of the region.
The summit began with the announcement that the four mayors of the northern Simcoe municipalities of Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny and Tay will work together as part of the North Simcoe Economic Action Initiative, under the new branding of “Huronia”.
Kevin Solerick, Research Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, was the keynote speaker for the event. In his presentation, Kevin detailed a section of the recently released report entitled, “Benchmarking the Creative Economy in Rural Ontario,” where Midland was selected as a representive town within the Central Ontario Region.
In this report, Midland was sited as “a unique rural town with a balanced labour force and emerging competitive advantage in the arts and culture sector, which will help to position Midland for success in the creative economy.” Through projects like the Midland Cultural Centre, both the town and region of Huronia will have a competitive advantage in these sectors, ensuring the future success of the region.