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  • Ask Ron - Wednesday Question Thread

    This thread will encompass the questions from 15:30 Tuesday to 15:30 Wednesday.

    I said this because coming here makes my heart hurt.

  • #2
    Hi! Thanks for taking the time to participate on c2e's latest Ask forum.

    A couple questions...

    (1) - What is the EEDC doing to get Edmonton less dependent on oil & gas? We've been making strides in the past while, but we need to make sure our economy is very little reliant on oil when demand for oil goes away in 30-60 yrs.

    (2) - Right now vibrant commercial strips seem to be concentrated on Whyte Avenue, but do you see us getting more (but different from Whyte) urban commercial strips, perhaps 118th Avenue or in the Quarters or further revitalization of 124th Street in the very near future so that they could be a nice weekend hangout for the general population like Whyte Avenue and general vicinity is?

    (3) - Would you rather Edmonton become a big office city like Toronto or Calgary or have a more mixed use/residential approach like Vancouver? In addition to that, which do you think is most realistic and most likely to happen (this could be the same as what you would want to happen )?

    Thanks for your time!


    • #3
      Thank you for taking the time to answer questions Mr. Gilbertson.

      As I read through the EEDC's mandate and function, it appears that there are many areas of duplication between the City of Edmonton and the EEDC in terms of function and responsibilities.

      Is this an accurate perception? Are there duplications in things like communications, tourism, event promotion, and even business development?

      Thank you.
      happy to be the grumpy old bugger waking up the booster club!