“The strategy has been developed with input from local business owners, business groups, Chambers of Commerce and government partners,” explains Denise Williams, Manager of Economic Development. “We have a City-wide focus and are working towards several specific goals, including welcoming new businesses and retaining and expanding existing businesses, with a goal to create jobs.”
The strategy outlines steps that will be taken to develop growth in sectors such as, the agriculture and food, culture, tourism, specialized manufacturing and engineering products, and related services business. Council will receive regular progress updates as the strategy is rolled out.
The strategy is available online, at www.kawarthalakes.ca/ecdevstrategy, or by contacting the Economic Development division, at 705-324-9411 extension 1232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.