Build Strong Cities just wrapped up its Trans-Canada ride. 10 cities, 9 partners, 6 time zones, 1 campaign to connect Canada!
Build Strong Cities is an economic development agency that works to plan and position a community for prosperity. We believe that people are the purpose of economic development and that local economic and community development are fundamental to prosperity.
We work with a team of creative rule-breakers who push the boundaries of city building so we can build better communities.
Kadie Ward is an award-winning multimedia producer and economic developer who works to enhance economic prosperity in the communities she serves. Having worked in North America, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean, Ward creates and activates international campaigns aimed at attracting foreign direct investment and talent.
Passionate about local economic development, Ward introduces new ways of thinking about how to build strong cities and communicate their value to local and global audiences.
An effective place brand, and its supporting campaigns, define a location's narrative to set it apart in global competition for trade, talent, and tourism. We do that really well.
Local economies are the vital engines of national economic growth. Our campaigns are designed to inform and engage policy makers and communities on the policy needed to support local economic growth. We're particularly fond of talking about transportation & transit infrastructure and ICT.
You are the expert in your community but sometimes you need a little capacity building. We give you the tools and training to manage your local economic development planning and place branding campaigns when you don't have the budget to outsource.
Phone: (519) 701-9952