The “Find Yourself in Bruce County” Economic Development Strategic Plan is as unique as Bruce itself. It is intrinsically linked to the true essence of what makes Bruce - Bruce - to those who live here and those wanting to call Bruce their home. Kelley Coulter, CAO of Bruce County stated, “The strategy is the direct result of input from members of our internal and external community. It builds on our strengths and provides a realistic pathway for sustainable economic growth.”
Warden 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.”
Bruce County’s Planning and Development Committee adopted the “Find Yourself in Bruce County” Economic Development Strategic Plan for Bruce County. This Plan outlines the framework and the steps that will be undertaken over the next five years to put the conditions in place to realize the County’s long term goals around Economic Development.
How is Economic Development working for you; current and future residents, business owners, and entrepreneurs of Bruce County!
A plan without a tool for measurement, is just a plan. The Bruce County Economic Development Annual Report measures the performance of programs, the value they have on our communities and their influence towards business growth.
In 2018, Bruce County joined Grey and Simcoe Counties in a Business Retention & Expansion study within the Food and Agriculture industry, this is a summary of the findings.
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.