The 2023 British Columbia Economic Summit featured some Portage la Prairie flavour recently.

Director of Economic Development for Portage Eve O'Leary sat on the panel and talked about how they work well together with the City and the Rural Municipality.

"We work interdepartmental when it comes to investment attraction," says O'Leary. "We're really trying to focus on streamlining those approaches and really hitting the mantra on what Portage Regional Economic Development (PRED) is, that's creating an environment for success."

O'Leary says the people at the panel were interested to hear about how PRED works with other economic development agencies.

"It really gave me a time to reflect when I do speak to my peers in the profession about collaboration and what that means, so it was quite humbling and I'm really, really just proud to promote Portage la Prairie economic development," says O'Leary. "We talk about investors, we talk about tourism, but kind of those streamlined approaches and relationship-building, we don't get to speak about that. That was definitely a highlight for a lot of the people in BC on how we succeed."

You can learn more about what PRED is up to here.