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Who we are
The Kawartha Lakes Business and Community Development Corporation (KLBCDC) was incorporated in the spring of 2013 to support the creation of jobs, economic opportunity and community development in the City of Kawartha Lakes and beyond.
The KLBCDC was established by the Board of Directors of our sister corporation, the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation (KLCFDC); and the corporation operates as a community based, non-profit, business led organization. These Directors may not realize any personal gain as a result of their involvement on the Board and must declare any real or perceived conflicts of interest when dealing with matters before the Board. The Board, in turn, has a professional staff to administer and manage the daily operations and planned development of the Corporation and its activities to the satisfaction of the Directors.
What's the big idea?
The idea that led to the creation of the BCDC emerged from a practice we have utilized before, a "community consultation". This is an activity that we will undertake in our efforts to gain insights into doing more for our local economy. Recently, in discussions with business leaders, owners and operators, came a clear consensus that with more capital, their businesses could increase capacity and in turn create more opportunities. This would lead to growing revenues and greater success both within their operations as well as for the community overall. This message registered with our Directors and since early 2013, we have worked towards creating an entity that could provide this increased access to capital.