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Community Readiness

Symposium 2018

Cory Bluhm


Executive Director Economic Development, City of Kitchener

Cory began his career as a professional planner at the City of Kitchener working on urban infill projects, brownfield projects, and, worked  on the city’s downtown implementation plan.  In 2009 Cory became the City’s Manager of Downtown Development and was responsible for introducing a broad range of cultural activities, streetscape redesign, and new economic development strategy focused on attracting talent to the core.  In 2016 Cory became the Executive Director of Economic Development where he leads a diverse team focused on active city-building by supporting business and industry growth while injecting grassroots vitality into the community.