Bruce County’s Planning and Development Committee adopted the “Find Yourself in Bruce County” Economic Development Strategic Plan in 2016. Kelley Coulter, CAO of Bruce County says, “[the strategy] builds on our strengths and provides a realistic pathway for sustainable economic growth.”
Bruce County Warden Mitch Twolan notes that “a tremendous amount of time and thought went into the development of the five-year strategy to ignite the local economy and create a positive impact on future years. We look forward to the opportunities that will stem from the collaboration with our local municipalities, leaders, and stakeholders.”
Economic Development Annual Reports
Bruce County's Economic Development Annual Reports measure the performance of programs, the value they have on our communities, how well we are supporting local business growth each year.
The 2020 Economic Development Annual Report details the progress made towards the goals outlined in the “Find Yourself in Bruce County” Economic Development Strategic Plan. To do this, the report highlights activities within each program area and the results achieved through these initiatives. 2020 was undoubtedly a unique year with the onset of a worldwide pandemic that pushed the business plan to focus its attention on how to first stabilize the economy and then work towards developing mechanisms to rebuild and grow – a priority that is ongoing.
The Bruce County Economic Development Annual Report measures the performance of programs, the value they have on our communities, how well we are supporting local business growth.
Economic Impact of Tourism Reports
Assessing the Economic Impact of Tourism in Bruce County is an annual undertaking of the County by its Planning and Economic Development department. The framework initiated in 2018 integrates data from multiple sources – shared data from major tourism operators, business surveys, and a visitor survey.
In 2019, the Economic Development team worked on conducting over 500 surveys of our visitors, as well as 87 local tourism-related businesses to develop the Economic Impact of Tourism Report.
In 2018, the Economic Development team worked on conducting over 500 surveys of our visitors, as well as 170 local tourism-related businesses to develop the Economic Impact of Tourism Report.
Additional Economic Development Related Reports
The County’s long-term economic success depends on the strength of businesses in their efforts to attract, retain, and build skills in order to stay open, expand, and hand over to the next generation. This Strategy will guide the collective to set the stage for a solid future.
In 2018, Bruce County joined Grey and Simcoe Counties in a Business Retention & Expansion study within the Food and Agriculture industry.
How Bruce County Economic Development working for you: current and future residents, business owners, and entrepreneurs!