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Economic Development Strategy

East Gwillimbury is forecasted to grow to 86,500 people by 2031.  Considering this rapid growth, the Town has chosen this time to collaborate with its business and key local stakeholders in the creation of a new 10-year Economic Development Strategy.  Endorsed by Council in 2011, this strategy enables the Town to expand its economic development agenda to respond to the demands of this forecasted growth.

The Economic Development Strategy builds upon the Town’s Strategic Plan and was based on the principles of quality of place, collaboration, partnership and rural stewardship.  The idea is premised on the notion that high-value businesses and jobs will follow where people want to live, and that the Town has a unique opportunity to differentiate itself from its regional neighbours and partners by focusing on attracting those people and jobs.

The strategy outlines specific actions, each having a key role to play in shaping East Gwillimbury’s economy over the next ten years.  Through its implementation, the Strategy will provide an opportunity to engage more effectively with other economic development partners, senior levels of government as well as the private sector, resulting in a greater alignment of priorities and activities that will ensure the successful and effective implementation of the strategy and its relevance to the Town’s growing economy.

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