“We have great in house economic development resources. We wanted to work with an agency to give us expertise that we didn’t have in house- and needed someone who really understood economic development.
CQNS is valuable to us because they understand our work and could take our unique situation and help us communicate that with an outside perspective. We’re on the ‘same page’ and which made working together really fun and productive.”
– Rebecca Mustard
Manager, Economic Development
City of Kawartha Lakes
“CQNS was retained to help us develop a new brand for the Haldimand County Economic Development and Tourism division.
CQNS was amazing to work with. They were thorough in ensuring appropriate public engagement and outreach. They carefully walked staff through each step of the process ensuring the information that was presented resonated with our reality. The CQNS team was dedicated to ensuring we got the project right before seeking Council’s approval.
All of our concerns were addressed timely and thoroughly. As a result, Council adopted the brand for the Economic Development and Tourism division aa well as for the municipality as a whole.”
– Lidy Romanuk, B.A., EcD.
Manager Economic Development & Tourism
“By walking us through their process, CQNS helped us to better understand how we can use digital communications, what we needed to do to develop our online presence and defining the best model for our websites.
It was clear early on how they understand the world of economic development and how to use marketing to to achieve our objectives. Agencies like CQNS provide a professional advisory service we just don’t have access to any other way.”
– Dan Hollingsworth
Executive Director, Business Development (fmr.)
Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation
“We work with CQNS because of Bill Elliot, a seasoned, savvy, successful economic and business development professional.
Bill is one of a handful of people calling themselves economic developers whom I met here in Niagara when I first arrived, but he was the only one who understood the economic development paradigm– the rest of them couldn’t stand in his shadow.”
– Tim Reynolds
Manager, Trade and Investment,
Niagara Economic Development