From the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Economic development for the Township of Scugog is coordinated through the office of the Chief Administrative Officer and is supported by the Scugog Economic Development Advisory Committee. The Scugog Economic Development Advisory Committee meets quarterly and includes individuals representing all sectors of the local economy. This committee is responsible for identifying and implementing programs and initiatives that help stimulate and grow the local economy.
The Township of Scugog, a scenic GTA community is committed to maintaining a high quality of life while building a sustainable diverse community to advance economic prosperity. More specifically, the Township is committed to facilitating programs and initiatives targeted to improve business development, investment attraction, community revitalization, workforce development, infrastructure development and marketing and communications.
The main economic drivers in the Township of Scugog include agriculture, tourism and light manufacturing.
Scugog offers an accessible local work force, high quality health care and competitive business costs with access to domestic and North American markets. Our established tourism sector provides visitors and residents access to bed and breakfasts, restaurants, fresh farm markets, a revitalized lakefront, a vibrant downtown, annual events and casino. Scugog boasts one of the province’s fastest growing arts communities, some of the finest and most scenic agricultural land in Southern Ontario and houses a strong industrial base. This fresh, clean and green community is an excellent place in which to locate a business.
If you are interested in relocating your business to the Township of Scugog, we are willing to work with you to accommodate your needs.
Rebecca Mustard Ec.D. Economic Development Coordinator
Economic Development & Tourism
Regional Municipality of Durham
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Economic Development Advisory Committee
The Committee will assist in fostering and promoting a positive community image, a viable community core, a strong tourism base and a healthy agricultural, manufacturing and business environment. As well the Committee will liaise with existing businesses and facilitate the development of new enterprises through support and provision of opportunities for new economic development growth to enhance the quality of life and prosperity in our community and meet the needs of the future.
2012 Economic Development Advisory Committee Members
Beverly Hendry, Chief Administrative Officer - Township of Scugog
Brett Puckrin, Representative - Real Estate Sector
Carolyn West, Representative - Accommodation Sector
Christy Stone-Curry, Downtown Business Owner
Chuck Mercier, Mayor - Township of Scugog
Jim Howard, Councillor - Township of Scugog
John Hancock, Councillor - Township of Scugog
John O'Toole, Minister of Provincial Parliament - Durham Region
Karen Yellowlees, Representative - Agriculture Sector
Kenna Kozak, General Manager - BIA and Scugog Chamber of Commerce
Carey Nicholson - Scugog Council of the Arts
Stacey Millar - Great Blue Heron, Millars' Market
Marvin Stevenson, Representative - Agriculture Sector
Sandra Frey, Committee Coordinator - Township of Scugog
Tony Doyle, Representative - Educational Services
Tony Janssen, President - Scugog Chamber of Commerce
Teri Venner, Representative - Port Perry Business Improvement Association