Mayor Lois E. Jackson's 2016 Economic Breakfast Forum
Jan 29, 2016
This morning, Mayor Lois E. Jackson hosted an Economic Breakfast Forum at Tsawwassen Springs. Approximately 200 key leaders of Delta’s business and development community attended to engage with Mayor Jackson about Delta’s successes and plans to continue to grow Delta’s economy together.
The Economic Breakfast included a speech by Dayhu COO Paul Tilbury, a presentation from Executive Director of the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project, Geoff Freer, and a question and answer period with Mayor Lois E. Jackson, Delta CAO George V. Harvie, and the Managing Director of Shato Holdings Ron Toigo. Together, they addressed key issues and opportunities in Delta’s business and development landscape, including the South Delta Business Sustainability Strategy, the availability of developable land, and the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project.
Delta’s Economic Incentives Program also garnered significant interest. This program offers tax exemptions to encourage sustainable development in four key areas: Downtown Ladner Waterfront, Scott Road Corridor, 72 Avenue Corridor, and the River Road East Industrial Landfill Sites. While offering cost savings to developers and welcoming prospective business partners to Delta, the program provides the Corporation of Delta with the means to achieve the goals of economic, social, and environmental revitalization.
“Over the past few years, Delta has emerged as a strategic location for the business community with some of the best industrial land in the region,” Mayor Jackson said. “With the projects we have on the horizon, Delta’s economic future looks incredibly bright.”
Through the insights of the speakers and the discussion amongst the attendees, at least one thing is clear from the 2016 Economic Breakfast: Delta is open for business.