There are multiple economic factors involved in making Penticton a role model for Canada.
We need to work closely with the members of PIDA to expand existing and attract new industries to our city. Forward thinking ideas need to be presented and discussed such as walkable communities, urban ecology and mixed district zones.
We can make Penticton the greenest city in Canada and be in the top tier for recycling, energy-efficiency rates and producing renewable energy.
I know from my experience in the private and high tech sectors that these qualities will attract major innovators and potential employers to Penticton.