City of Windsor, Ontario, Canada

The City of Windsor, Ontario, has historically relied on the car industry for its jobs and growth. That industry is going through historic disruption, and Windsor wanted a long-term strategy for economic development that helped it diversify, while also supporting its traditional industry as it moved to electric and autonomous vehicles. Public First was hired by the Mayor of Windsor to do a wide ranging report, using a combination of economic modelling; stakeholder interviews; and in-depth case studies of comparator cities. We produced a new strategy for the city – WindsorWorks – which was adopted unanimously by Windsor Council. Public First has since been rehired to support Windsor in its implementation of the strategy, including on the relevant use of data to track and drive progress.

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