Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce

Local Issues

 

 
Opinion Paper on Kingston Transportation – A Case Framework for Enhancement 

 

The amalgamated City of Kingston Transportation Master Plan involves a number of connecting operations. From Norman Rogers Airport and public transit to street extension and land development, everything is a network to improvement. Kingston has a number of options available.

 

 
Current Issues

 

Local Procurement: The Kingston Chamber established a procurement advisory group as a positive consultative forum that works to demystify the procurement processes of Kingston government and institutions. The aim is to open opportunities for more local SME’s to be vendors to these large purchaers. A series of educational seminars will be presented to help local businesses better understand the procurement process.

Labour force Issues: The Chamber understands that many businesses are having trouble accessing the skilled labour they need.  We actively participate in the Kingston Immigration Partnership, working on initiatives to help better integrate foreign-trained professionals into our workplaces as a partial solution.  We also communicate with local post-secondary institutions about which skills are needed by employers.