South Bruce Council recently adopted both a new Corporate Strategic Plan, and an Economic Development Strategy Update. The Corporate Strategic Plan is designed to be a guide for Council and staff through 2025 including key goals like attracting investors and residents, fostering a favourable business environment and promoting environmentally sustainable practices.
The Economic Development Strategy Update was also prepared earlier this year with valuable input from the community. The Update highlights three Strategic Objectives for economic development, which are Foundations & Follow-Through, Agri-Business Reboot, and Village Revival.
The Executive Summary notes that the Update was prepared factoring in “normal community growth, not including the ongoing NWMO Project.” Separate economic development studies and planning will be done next year which will consider the potential impact of the Project if it is ultimately sited in South Bruce.
In a message to the public, Mayor Robert Buckle stated that the Corporate Strategic Plan “presents us with great opportunities and concrete actions to undertake in the next few years.”
“I look forward to working together to continue to improve how we operate, offer services, and advance common interests for the betterment of all the communities that make up our Municipality,” he added.
“These two important documents provide Council and staff with a clear view of what the community would like to see in the way of economic development, planning, and operations. I look forward to working collaboratively to meet the goals and objectives we have agreed upon and incorporating them into our work,” said CAO/Clerk Leanne Martin.
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