Today the City of Mississauga launched its new Economic Development Office and Advisory Board subcommittee called the Mississauga International Partnership Program committee (MIPP). The committee focuses on fostering new and existing connections with cultural groups to help attract foreign direct investment and improve the City’s international competitiveness.
“The new Mississauga International Partnership Program committee will leverage Mississauga’s international expertise, cultural diversity and networks to help our local economy reach its full potential. Growing Mississauga’s connections to global markets will lead to local business opportunities, in this increasingly interconnected global economy,” Mayor Bonnie Crombie said.
Mayor Crombie will be the honorary chairperson of the 15-member committee, which will largely consist of multicultural representatives from either business, culture or other non-profit international business promotion organizations in Mississauga.
The City’s Economic Development Office will assume the responsibility of filling the committee seats based on specific criteria. The Mayor will appoint local business, trade organizations and Mississauga’s cultural association representatives.
Check out video from today’s MIPP launch: http://youtu.be/y7qnRPeGgso.