Community Economic Development Officer

Kearney Strategic Economic Development Plan

In 2008, the Corporation of the Town of Kearney adopted the Strategic Economic Development Plan. Developed by the Economic Development Advisory Committee of Council, and with the aid of student intern Kyla Pratt, the entire document presented a path and a direction which was designed to ensure economic growth and stability while managing the resources of the area.

Currently, a new 2018 Strategic Economic Development Plan is being planned. Please stay tuned for future updates!

Almaguin Highlands Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan

The Villages of Almaguin are in the process of collaborating to set a Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan, and we need your help.

Through the planning process, we intend to shed light on the important issues and uncover the most exciting opportunities faced in the Almaguin Highlands region.

As part of the process, the Villages of Almaguin are reaching out to gather perspectives on the following: What is working well in the region? What are the opportunities and gaps? How can we better position the region for economic growth? Your input will help shape the future strategic directions for the Almaguin Highlands Regional Economic Development and inform how they will look in action.

Other Information

We have recently undergone a Business Retention and Expansion Project, which will help guide future decisions on Economic and Community Development.

If you are looking for statistical information on the area, please view the Kearney Community Census.

The District of Parry Sound has also released a Demographic Profile, highlighting the key attributes of the region. The Demographic Profile was derived from the 2011 Census data, and provides insight and comparison between all municipalities within the Parry Sound and Almaguin Highlands area.