LED unveils new Community Profile

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May 21, 2015 8:15 AM

The Lloydminster Economic Development Corporation released the Community Profile publication on Tuesday, - Supplied

The Lloydminster Economic Development (LED) Corporation has launched a Community Profile of the Border City.

The publication illustrates information about Lloydminster’s residents and their lifestyles, as well as the city’s geography, through pictures, quick facts, graphs and charts.

“We hope that it’s a tool that can be used by almost anyone or any business or organization,” said Ward Read, CEO of LED. “So, be it if you’re a non-profit group running an event and you’re trying to sell some sponsorship for it or for your sports team, or building a grant for some sort of community agency, or building your business case, we hope that it can be used in a manner of applications.”

Read says that the LED compiled data from numerous sources, including Statistics Canada, census profiles and the National Household Survey, amongst others to create the profile.

In addition to providing existing residents and businesses with community data, the LED hopes that the Community Profile becomes a one-stop resource for non-residents interested in relocating to the Border City.

“The profile was built to be an easy and comprehensive first glance into Lloydminster for those that don’t know about our city,” Read said. “And to be a refresher even for our residents, both individuals and businesses.”

Specifically, the report includes details about the population’s age groups and income levels, as well as the city’s growth, increasing ethnic diversity, entrepreneurial feats and competitive advantages.

Read says the LED plans to keep the Community Profile updated “as often as what makes the most sense,” as assembling such a report requires significant time and resources.

“We want to make sure it’s as current as possible so that when it’s available and it’s being used, it is in fact the Lloydminster story being told,” he said.

The profile is available for download immediately on the LED’s website and a limited number of hard copies are available at the corporation’s office.

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