"The Town of Gananoque and the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands (referred to as Gananoque and TLTI in this document) collaborated with McSweeney & Associates to identify top business opportunities for investment attraction.
"The Economic Development Strategy is a compilation of information presented in various reports created by and for the Town of Gananoque. The Vision, Goals and Objectives were established through various planning sessions and the Official Plan. This document reflects a synthesis of data, thoughts, opinions and ideas collected through consultation processes with key community stakeholders, partners and leaders.
"A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a tool that allows a municipality to direct funds and implement policy initiatives toward a specifically defined project area. Section 28 of the Planning Act gives municipalities that have enabling policies in their official plans, the ability to prepare Community Improvement Plans. The Community Improvement Plans are intended to encourage rehabilitation initiatives and/or stimulate development.
"The City (Brockville) was approved for OLMP funding in March 2018. The Business Retention & Expansion Program was initiated in April 2018. Prior to starting the program meetings were held with United Counties of Leeds & Grenville, who were undertaking a similar business retention and expansion program, as well as the Employment & Education Centre (EEC) to develop a questionnaires that were consistent and provided the EEC with useful information on the local labour market.
In addition a Steering Group was formed to guide the work and reporting . . ."