Have Your Say on Economic Development in Meaford

Posted On Wednesday August 07, 2019

We want to hear your thoughts on business and tourism in Meaford as we develop an updated Economic Development Strategic Plan.

The plan will focus on achievable and measurable actions over the next 3-5 years that will guide our use of resources and decisions to strengthen our local economy.

“We’re looking for feedback from local business owners, as well as people who live in or visit Meaford.” said Economic Development and Tourism Officer Stephen Murray. “We want to find out what about our business community works well, where the opportunities are, and where we may need more support.”

You can fill out the quick, 7 question survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MeafordEcDevStrategy.

The last Economic Development Strategy was developed in 2008, with a minor update in 2014. In 2019, The Municipality of Meaford received a grant of $30,000 from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Aff­airs to put together a new Strategic Plan.

Meaford Council has appointed an Economic Development Task Force to assist with the plan, comprised of community member and business owner volunteers. McSweeney and Associates, an Economic Development Consulting Firm, will be working with staff and the task force to collect data and develop the plan.

The final Strategic Plan is expected to be presented to Council before the end of 2019.

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