Christina Kakaflikas New Director of Economic Development with City of Mississauga

Published November 25, 2022 at 10:55 am

Today (Nov. 25), the City of Mississauga announced that it has selected a new director of the City’s Economic Development Office. 

Christina Kakaflikas, who is replacing outgoing Director Bonnie Brown, will take on the job on Nov. 28, 2022

“As an exceptional team builder, networker, leader and innovator, I am pleased to welcome Christina to the City of Mississauga. I am confident she will successfully lead our very high-performing team into the future and help grow the City’s Economic Development assets,” said Andrew Whittemore, Commissioner of Planning and Development, in a statement.

According to the city, Kakaflikas boasts significant years of experience in municipal economic development. 

Kakaflikas will report to the commissioner of Planning and Building and oversee three key areas of focus: business investment and sector development; business initiatives and planning; and small business, entrepreneurship and innovation. 

The city says Mississauga’s EDO team works to support and expand Mississauga’s business community, providing research, industry analysis and marketing and more. 

“With an extensive career spanning more than 24 years in municipal economic development, I am looking forward to bringing my skills, talents and experience to the City of Mississauga,” said Christina Kakaflikas in a statement. 

“With Mississauga’s strong reputation as an ideal location where businesses of all sizes can start, expand, prosper and contribute to a highly-diversified economy, I am eager to continue this legacy while bringing new ideas and approaches to the team.”

Prior to joining the City of Mississauga, Kakaflikas served as the acting director of Economic Growth, Culture and Entrepreneurship at the City of Markham. She was also the Manager of Economic Development, overseeing the city’s economic development strategic planning process and leading the Destination Markham strategy that worked to attract businesses, talent and visitors to the city. 

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