Laura Thompson possesses a B.A. from York University and is currently enrolled in the University of Waterloo Economic Development Program. Laura is a Planner with the Township of Springwater where she is responsible for planning, mapping and economic development. Her interests include sustainable planning, mapping, agri-business, cultural planning, social media, downtown revitalization and rural economic development. Always interested in new and innovative practises, Laura can often be found scouring the web for economic development articles, feeds and tweets.