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Doug Lindeblom

York Region
Director, Economic Strategy
BeSmart Executive Forum - Panel 3
Insight: Doug will provide insights on the effect the York Region Broadband Strategy has had on economic development activities in York Region. This will include the formation of YTN Telecom Network Inc. – a corporation created to manage access to the Region’s optical fibre network – and York’s designation as an Intelligent Community by the Intelligent Community Forum.

Bio: Doug Lindeblom has over 30 years’ experience in economic development with both the public and private sectors. After gaining a planning degree from Ryerson University, Doug worked in the real estate field through most of the 1980's for a national commercial broker. He then moved into the municipal realm in economic development positions at both the local and regional level. During this time he took a 2 year secondment at an agency undertaking international investment attraction on behalf of the Greater Toronto Area. In September of 2010, Doug joined York Region as Director, Economic Strategy.