2022-2026 Council Term Board & Committee
The mandate of the Economic Development Advisory Committee is to provide support in the implementation of the Growing North Durham: Rural Economic Development Plan (2023-2027);
Undertaking business retention and expansion related activities through the Scugog Business Program, this may include conducting sector specific surveys and advising on actions to support the business community;
Provide comments and feedback of proposed planning policy, regulations or studies related to the downtown, Port Perry Waterfront and employment areas in Scugog;
Identify opportunities to further develop and promote the www.inscugog.ca investment attraction tool to market Scugog as an ideal location for business;
Work to develop programs to retain the viability of the existing Downtown Core;
Work with the Scugog Chamber of Commerce and Port Perry Business Improvement Area to retain and recognize local business and attract new business;
To solicit, assess and act as a sounding board in response to community feedback with respect to service levels, costs, priorities, issues and concerns pertaining to economic development within the community;
To support and attract agricultural related business and industry for the Township;
To foster community awareness of the Committee's actions;
Assist in planning and hosting economic development events, such as the Building Business Forum, and act as ambassador in the local and business community;
To enhance efforts to retain Township businesses through providing ongoing encouragement to existing business groups, to foster partnerships, promote and encourage communication, determine problem areas, and identify strategic solutions;
Undertake other assignments as may be requested by Council from time Page 3 of 5 to time; and
Participate in annual Township sector (Agricultural and Manufacturing) Roundtables.
For more information, see the EDAC’s Terms of Reference
Those interested in becoming a member of the Economic Development Advisory Committee are invited to visit our main committees page to complete the online application form or request the application in alternative accessible format.
For more information, please contact by email email@example.com or call the Corporate Services Department at 905-985-7346.