Smart Brantford Initiative - Community Participation Encouraged 

For Immediate Release
1/27/2014 
Contact: Robin Matthews-Osmond, Executive Assistant to the Mayor 
Phone: 519-759-4150 

Smart Brantford is a community-wide initiative that will result in a fundamental change in the way we work together to grow our local economy, our people, and our environment that creates a sustainable quality of life for our citizens – a philosophical change in the way we undertake community economic development. The City of Brantford has developed a new website in order to engage community participation in the Smart Brantford initiative, allowing citizens, businesses, and organizations to share success stories and form the foundation for the Smart Brantford movement.

Mayor Friel begins a series of speaking engagements this week to engage community partners to embrace and champion the community wide success of this initiative. Council has asked the City’s Economic Development Advisory Committee to lead the initiative in concert with community partners including local post-secondary institutions, Brantford-Brant Chamber of Commerce, and the Grand Erie Workforce Planning Board.

By pursuing the Smart City – Intelligent Community designation, Brantford aims to create prosperity, stability and cultural meaning in a global economy where jobs, investment and progress increasingly depend on a broadband economy.

Find out more about Smart Brantford and how you can be involved at www.smartbrantford.ca (opens in a new browser window).