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Clark Hoskin

Clark Hoskin

Clark Hoskin, Ec.D., is Manager of Tourism & Economic Development for Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada, located 90 minutes south of Toronto. Norfolk County includes the communities of Port Dover, Port Rowan, Long Point, Simcoe, Delhi and Waterford. Clark grew up on a farm in Haldimand County and studied at York University. He has worked in Tourism and Economic Development for 18 years, first in Haldimand-Norfolk, then Cambridge, then for the Southern Ontario Tourism Organization, and has been working for Norfolk County for ten years. Clark's job focuses on building community partnerships and promoting the area to increase investment in industrial development, agricultural diversification, and tourism visits and expenditures. He served as Co-Chair of the transition team that established the Southwest Ontario Tourism Corporation, and also chairs the Ontario’s South Coast Tourism Alliance, which includes communities from Dunnville to Windsor. Clark is a member of the Economic Developers Council of Ontario and the Economic Development Association of Canada. He and his family live in Port Dover.

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Articles Posted by Clark Hoskin

Fruitful road trip for rural EDOs

Each fall, economic development professionals from rural and agricultural communities across Ontario gather to compare notes. Last year, Norfolk County had the honour of hosting. More...

12 learning moments at #EDAC14

The annual conference of the Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC) was held in Calgary in September 2014. Here are some of the highlights of information that More...

Riding elephants: availability cascades in your town

We have all seen it happen. A developer brings a proposal to a community. It is leading edge and promising. Local council loves the concept More...

TweetFolk movement good for community’s future

All the talk of Norfolk County this spring has been the phenomenon called “Tweet Folk Tours”, a gathering of local residents, business people and others More...

Getting your community noticed: Do your homework

At this year’s annual conference organized by the Economic Developers’ Council of Ontario (EDCO), Norfolk County was asked to speak on a panel of communities More...

Coral reef: $142,000 per acre

A tropical island has valued its natural assets in a bid to retain a conservation-friendly tourist market. Under the blazing Caribbean sun basks an island More...

Testing tactics for heritage tourism

Over the years, our economic development office has tried very hard to promote heritage as part of the tourism product offering. Hopefully our latest try More...

Gifts for your favourite EDO

As the snow begins to fly, it is time to think about a gift for the economic development officer in your life. A magic wand More...

6 Cool ideas for rural economic developers

Here is a selection of some of the cool ideas presented at a recent agriculture economic development forum organized by the Ontario ag ministry. Some More...

Farming is tough: don’t hide reality

Every summer – in Norfolk County and most other rural communities – economic development staff schedule a tour of farms and agribusinesses for Mayor and More...