What Does Your Economic Development Strategy Look Like?

The City of Orillia invites the public to take part in community consultation sessions on Feb. 21 and 27 to provide feedback to help shape the future of economic development services in Orillia and contribute to the City’s updated economic development strategy.

Two consultation sessions will happen at the Orillia Public Library. One is on Feb. 21 and the other on Feb. 27. Registration is not required.

The first hour of each session will involve facilitated group discussions regarding the vision for the economy over the coming years, how to achieve it, and what success looks like.

The remainder of the session will be dedicated to drop-in consultation with interactive stations to provide direct feedback on key themes such as festivals and events, quality of life, workforce development and education, other opportunities to support local economic growth, and more.

  • Feb. 21
    • Facilitated Group Discussion: 5 to 6 p.m.
    • Drop-In Interactive Consultation: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 27
    • Facilitated Group Discussion: 2 to 3 p.m.
    • Drop-In Interactive Consultation: 3 to 5 p.m.

In addition to hosting the upcoming community consultations, the City’s Business Development Office collected public and stakeholder feedback through a community survey and engaged with a variety of employers, local and regional business support partners, post-secondary institutions, and tourism organizations through sector-based focus groups and stakeholder interviews.

Ideas and feedback received will help inform recommendations in the updated Economic Development Strategy, which is anticipated to be presented to Council in spring 2024.

An online survey is also available. For more information about the Economic Development Strategy, contact the City of Orillia Business Development Office at 705-325-4900.

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