Oshawa hires new Director of Economic Development

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

The Corporation of the City of Oshawa is pleased to announce the appointment of Kyle Benham as the Director of Economic Development Services.

“We are very excited to introduce Mr. Kyle Benham as the City’s new Director of Economic Development Services,” said Commissioner of Development Services, Paul Ralph. “He has over 20 years of municipal economic development experience and brings a wealth of knowledge in the areas of business development and incubation, marketing, sector development and investment attraction.”

Mr. Benham has led a number of economic development organizations during his career. This includes serving as the City of Toronto’s Director of Business Development and Retention and as the Executive Director of the Burlington Economic Development Corporation. He is coming to Oshawa from the Town of Milton where he was most recently the Program Coordinator for the Milton Education Village (MEV) Innovation Centre.

“Oshawa has been experiencing a boom in residential growth and is perfectly positioned to see a similar level of business growth,” said Councillor John Aker, Chair of the Development Services Committee. “I am pleased that Kyle has joined our Oshawa team. We will benefit from his knowledge and expertise in economic development in attracting more businesses to Oshawa.”

Mr. Benham holds a Masters of Science in Planning degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the Economic Development Council of Ontario, Economic Development Association of Canada, International Economic Development Council and Ontario Professional Planners Institute.

For information about the Economic Development program and investing in Oshawa, visit www.oshawa.ca/business and follow @InvestOshawa and @OshawaCity on Twitter.

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