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Jay Amer is a Certified Economic Development professional (Ec.D) who established Amer & Associates Inc. in January 2010. Previously he was responsible for delivery of a wide variety of economic development services including investment attraction, business development, marketing and communications for the regional economic development corporation in Peterborough, Ontario. He works closely with a broad network of regional, provincial, state and federal economic development, government and business partners to ensure Amer & Associates' clients achieve success in meeting their goals.

Amer & Associates diverse portfolio of work includes development of strategic plans, economic research and analysis, investment attraction, lead generation, trade promotion, communications, organizational development, government relations and funding. Jay contributed to a major provincial government initiative on developing performance measurement tools for economic development strategic plans. He has contributed to initiatives in a variety of sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture and agri-foods, advanced manufacturing, workforce development, tourism, aerospace and aviation, green technologies and cleantech.

Jay is an active member of several economic development and business organizations including the Ontario East Economic Development Commission, American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AmCham), Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC), Economic Development Council of Ontario (EDCO) and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) where he is a member of the International Advisory Committee.

Prior to joining the economic development profession Jay had a successful career in public affairs and communications with Ontario Power Generation (OPG). He is a Past-President of the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC), and contributed as a member of EDAC's University of Waterloo Economic Development Program professional development course committee.

Volunteer involvement in his hometown of Peterborough includes service as President of the Peterborough Collegiate Foundation, Co-Chair of the Fleming College Kawartha Trades & Technology Centre Fundraising Campaign, United Way of Peterborough Board of Directors, President of the Board of Directors of Camp Kawartha & the Kawartha Outdoor Education Centre and an independent Director of Peterborough Distribution Inc. Jay was also Director with the Rotary Club of Peterborough and is Chair of the Program Committee.

Jay is a recipient of the Ontario East Economic Developer of the Year award presented for his contribution to his community and the economic development profession.


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