#TeamPTBO ... What is it anyway?
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 09:42PM
PtboChamber in Municipal, Peterborough Chamber, Peterborough Economic Development

A few months ago I wrote an article here that coined the phrase #TeamPTBO. Since then the Chamber has seen multiple references to the term, and indeed we’ve used it on a number of occasions, both in conversation and as a hashtag on social media. But what does it actually mean? Who’s on the team?

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Let me say up front that I hesitate to attempt to define #TeamPTBO for fear of limiting a concept that should have no limits, but Sandra is on holidays and I need 500 words....

Let’s look at what is a significant local economic development infrastructure.  At the top of the heap is the Peterborough Economic Development (PED). PED is funded by both the City and County of Peterborough. They are the lead agency for economic development. Their areas of focus include tourism, agriculture, start-ups and entrepreneurs, the attraction and retention of businesses in general, the airport, the Trent Research and Innovation Park, Startup
Peterborough, the Business Advisory Centre, and more. They employ professional staff who work closely with clients who are trying to start a business or grow a business.

The list of other agencies that play either a supporting or unique role is very long, including: 

 

 

I assume you know where this is going... Obviously all of the above are the foundation of #TeamPTBO. Let’s not try too hard to define it. Let’s not use it to exclude anyone. Let’s use it as it was intended – a rallying cry for business retention and growth.

Where do you fit in? If you are still reading, then you are on #TeamPTBO too...

 

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