Economic Development Strategy Underway for North Simcoe

Strategic Plan Engagements

A new strategic plan is being developed for Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay and Tiny by the Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe (EDCNS). An intensive week from November 21-25 is packed with over a dozen engagement sessions for industry sectors, four public participation opportunities with ‘Pop-Up Engagements’ where the public can share their perspectives and ideas with EDCNS Executive Director, Suzanne McCrimmon, and an on-line survey.

“EDCNS is looking to ignite the whole community’s interest and investment in North Simcoe’s economic future through this engagement process,” says McCrimmon. “In creating an economic development strategy with concrete actions and performance indicators, the organization will have a crystal-clear plan generated for 2023-25that is generated with citizen input.”

EDCNS exists as a unique collaborative partnership between the four municipalities of Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay and Tiny coming together as a regional “Power of Four”, promoting and fostering sustainable economic growth together and being the choice destination for thriving innovative business and four-season lifestyle.

McCrimmon believes there is no better time to engage the public in this discussion. “Our sectors and business owners have been working really hard the last couple of years to not just stay afloat in uniquely challenging times, but have been moving forward with innovative solutions to complex problems, collaborative partnerships, and a precision focus.”

Youth and retirees are also sought after for input into the strategy, as McCrimmon notes the importance of intergenerational engagement with youth thinking aboutcareer paths through to the wealth of knowledge available with the ‘Silver Wave’ of retirees. “Now is the perfect time,” she says, “to collectively imagine the reality of what EDCNS can do in the next couple of years, alongside our community partners, to take the region as a whole to the next level.”

Pop-Up Engagements:

  • November 21, 2022, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Penetanguishene Foodland
  • November 22, 2022, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Midland Public Library
  • November 24, 2022, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Maurice’s Your Independent Grocer, Midland
  • November 25, 2022, 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Tay Library, Victoria Harbour Branch

 

Online Survey: edcns.ca/engage November 14 – 30, 2022

For more information:
Suzanne McCrimmon
Executive Director
Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe
705-528-9439
[email protected]

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