Georgina's Investment Attraction Strategy
The Economic Development and Tourism office worked with TD Graham & Associates, a firm who has developed other municipal investment strategies, to research and collaborate with stakeholder groups on how to best position the Town to attract new business investment.
In addition to the creation of marketing materials and website enhancements, including a new URL www.choosegeorgina.ca to direct viewers to this new information on the Town’s website, the strategy outlines the need for a more business-friendly and streamlined approval process when it comes to handling development applications. The overall goal is to ensure that these processes meet the needs of the business community. The development of a “Business Class” program is currently being considered, which would establish clear methodologies in responding to inquiries and processing applications that create employment and increase the non-residential tax assessment.
Through the development of the Investment Attraction Strategy, Council included as one of the top three priorities, the need to review potential opportunities to expedite bringing the Keswick Business Park (Phase 1) lands to market. The development of these lands is important to the ability of the municipality to provide larger sized properties that are zoned to permit a range of industrial, office commercial and ancillary retail/service commercial uses.
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