NEWS RELEASE · 10th May 2010
The Terrace Economic Development Authority wishes to announce that Sam Harling will be leaving his position as Economic Development Officer (EDO) for TEDA.
The decision was made this week to the mutual agreement of both the TEDA board of directors and Sam Harling and takes effect Monday, May 10.
"I'm looking forward to pursuing new opportunities in Terrace and will continue to be an advocate for economic diversification in the greater Terrace area," Harling said. "I feel privileged to have worked with some incredible people and organizations over the last three years.
"TEDA is moving in a new direction and we thank Sam for the dedication and passion he brought to his position," said TEDA chair, Darryl Tucker, adding TEDA will be seeking a new EDO in the near future.
Until a new person has been hired, someone will be filling the role of EDO on an interim basis. That person has not yet been selected.
The Terrace Economic Development Authority is a public-private partnership responsible for promoting the growth and diversification of Terrace’s economy.
TEDA helps develop economic infrastructure, facilitating new investment, and acting as an advocate and advisor to local business.
Comment by Allison Wall on 11th May 2010
I am curious to know the new direction that TEDA is going. It seems to me that it should have been outlined in this article. Also I find it a bit discerning that in this time of economic downturn that our Economic Authority does not have a person to replace our EDO in the interim.
TEDA's #1 priority should be representing Terrace and I am worried that this representation shows lack of planning and no transparency. What is the new direction that led Harling to leave his position? Does the business community of Terrace agree with it? Do the taxpayers? How about current investors? Let's hear the whole story TEDA.