The City of Mississauga has a new Director of Economic Development—Bonnie Brown. Brown replaces Susan Amring who retired last year.
Brown has been part of the City’s Economic Development team since 1999. In several progressive leadership positions, Brown was instrumental in promoting Mississauga’s competitiveness locally and internationally, and has led projects to stimulate the City’s economic growth.
Reporting to the City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer Janice Baker, Brown will be responsible for managing all business functions of the Economic Development Office. This includes overseeing the City’s international marketing strategy, the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC), market research and analysis and business attraction, growth and retention.
Brown will steer the Economic Development Office strategy for Mississauga. The EDO strategy is the overall vision and steps to take to make Mississauga a community where the development and attraction of talent is central to success. The strategy, developed a few years ago, outlines actions and initiatives for Mississauga to take to be recognized for its innovation and leadership in an emerging knowledge-based economy, and renowned nationally and internationally for its capabilities and success.
“I am delighted to have Bonnie leading the City’s economic development efforts. She brings with her strong people and leadership skills and an experienced understanding and knowledge of local, national and international Economic Development strategies,” said Janice Baker.