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The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) was established in 1998 as a separately incorporated not-for-profit agency. KEDCO is governed by a twelve member Board of Directors with representation from the business community and municipal council (Mayor and three annually appointed councillors).

As the sales and marketing arm for the City of Kingston, KEDCO is committed to the key issue of long-term economic sustainability. KEDCO's success is based on the attraction of new business, the growth and retention of existing business and tourism opportunities as measured by the resulting economic impact on our community. With support from a team of 18, KEDCO oversees both business development and tourism marketing initiatives for the City of Kingston and operates a Small Business Centre (945 Princess Street) and Visitor Information Centre (209 Ontario Street).

KEDCO's $3 million annual budget is generated through funding received from the City of Kingston (89%), provincial and federal investment (4%) and private sector support/revenues (7%).

Our Vision
An innovative city where private and public enterprises thrive, individuals and entrepreneurs grow, and a diversity of people want to visit, live, work and do business.

Our Mission
Provide dynamic and collaborative leadership by leveraging Kingston's unique assets to create jobs and investment in order to sustain, grow and transform Kingston's economy to meet the needs of the 21st century. We aim to be one of Canada's leading economies.

Corporate Values & Principles
The Kingston Economic Development Corporation is committed to:

  • Openness, transparency and accountability for the use of all public funds;
  • Highest standards of professional conduct;
  • Respect for client confidentiality;
  • Organizational excellence through efficient and effective operating procedures;
  • Strong commitment to the best practices of corporate governance.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

945 Princess Street
At Innovation Park
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3N6


Please click here for the KEDCO 2013 Annual Report





Kingston Economic Development Corporation
945 Princess Street at Innovation Park
Kingston, ON Canada K7L 3N6
Tel: 1-866-665-3326 or 613-544-2725 Email: