The CEI Leadership Council is an investor strategy developed by CEI and launched in January 2012  in reaction to the current economic conditions whereby CEI is seeking to secure an annual private sector commitment of $1 million net new investment into the local creative economy.  In less than a year CEI has secured multi-year commitments from 18 private sector investors  netting almost 800K and it continues to grow.  These companies believe in the power of our local creative economy as a key economic engine that helps to drive Waterloo Region’s overall growth and prosperity, and drive our talent retention and attraction goals and to make Waterloo Region a world-class city.  This strategy is in response to research that confirms a $3-5 million annual shortfall in revenue to the Region for creative growth.

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