Economic development for the Township of Scugog is coordinated through the Development Services Department and is supported by the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC).

Economic Development Advisory Committee

The Scugog EDAC meets quarterly and includes individuals representing sectors of our local economy. This committee identifies and implements programs and initiatives that help stimulate and grow our local economy.

For upcoming meeting dates or agendas and minutes from previous meetings, view our Council and Committee calendar.

Business Retention and Expansion Project

In partnership with the Region of Durham, the Township of Scugog conducted a Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) project. The action plan for this project includes five key goals:

  • Build relationships between government and businesses
  • Support business development and expansion to encourage entrepreneurship
  • Invest in culture and heritage to celebrate our identity and promote business development
  • Grow a talented workforce to create a vibrant future of business opportunities
  • Continually improve infrastructure to serve the needs of businesses, residents and tourists

The next steps in the BR&E project are to work through the action plan with business owners, organizations and government to keep building a vibrant local economy. The Durham Federation of Agriculture, Scugog Chamber of Commerce and Port Perry BIA are also partners of the project.

View the following documents to learn more about Scugog's BR&E project:

Vibrant North Durham - economic development plan

The Scugog EDAC also provided advice regarding the economic development plan for North Durham, Vibrant North Durham. Scugog worked with the Townships of Brock and Uxbridge to develop this five-year plan (2013 to 2018). The plan aims to implement economic development ideas, processes and projects in North Durham. Vibrant North Durham was adopted by Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock Township Councils in June 2013. 

The Scugog Action Plan identifies projects to help Scugog with:

  • Being open for business
  • Inspiring and supporting entrepreneurship
  • Creating a vibrant future for young adults
  • Building a stronger rural and small town identity

View the following documents to learn more about Vibrant North Durham: