KAWARTHA: The City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development division has delivered a new Economic Development Strategy that focuses on creating a vibrant and growing economy. Council identified the creation of an Economic Development Strategy as one of the top 10 priority projects in the Corporate Strategic Plan for 2016-2019.
“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.
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