TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Downtown Yonge BIA announces the
appointment of a dedicated economic development specialist, as part of
the organization's commitment to fostering the district economy for
member businesses and property owners, as well as the wider Downtown
Pauline Larsen has been appointed Senior Economic Development Manager
effective immediately as part of that commitment.
Building on a background in economic analysis and journalism, Pauline
has spent the past two decades working in the field of urban and real
estate research. She has worked extensively with Downtown Yonge on
research and strategy for the past seven years and now joins the team
A key part of the BIA's mandate is to foster economic growth in the
district economy and all programs and projects are assessed using three
filters: the ability to generate economic value, social innovation and
enhanced member and community engagement. "Streetscape initiatives,
capital projects, day-to-day operations and our schedule of events are
all about creating economic value for our members and the larger
Downtown Yonge community," explains Downtown Yonge BIA executive
director and chief staff officer Mark Garner.
The position is responsible not only for gathering and analyzing data
and research on downtown Toronto but also finding innovative ways to
harness that knowledge to foster the district economy. "Data is only
the first step in understanding an economy as diverse as Downtown
Yonge's," says Garner.
For more information, please visit our website at www.downtownyonge.com, follow us on Twitter @DowntownYonge or Like us on Facebook.
SOURCE: Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area
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