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CONTENTS Greetings from Grey................... 2 Made in Grey.............................. 3 Georgian College....................... 6 Community Transportation......... 9 BWA............................................ 10 EMC............................................ 11 Georgian Bluffs........................... 12 Hanover...................................... 14 Launch Pad................................ 16 SEDC.......................................... 17 The Blue Mountains................... 18 Chatsworth................................. 20 Southgate................................... 21 West Grey................................... 22 Owen Sound............................... 24 Meaford...................................... 26 Grey Highlands........................... 28 Tourism....................................... 30 Sydenham Campus................... 33 Grey Roots................................. 34 Development.............................. 36 Business Enterprise Centre....... 38 Contacts..................................... 39

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Harley Eden of Ironwood Coffee. Photo by Karri North 2019:

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Economic Development 595 9th Avenue East Owen Sound ON N4K 3E3 877 • 733 • 4739 ecdev@grey.ca Madeingrey.ca

GREETINGS FROM GREY

SELWYN HICKS, 2019 GREY COUNTY WARDEN

2019: GROWTH, INNOVATION AND SETTING THE STAGE FOR 2020 Welcome to Made in Grey. This magazine is our way of keeping you, our residents, businesses and investors, engaged and informed about economic updates across Grey County and our nine local municipalities. 2019 was a year of transition, innovation and growth. As newly elected councils took office in December 2018, they hit the ground running and got to work. Grey County Council was no exception. The Sydenham Campus continues to be a focus for Grey County. Our council is committed to building a community hub to support entrepreneurs, foster innovation and provide skills training for our local workforce. We’ve made a lot of progress on the building in 2019 and will ramp up services next year. Rural transportation and attainable housing are challenges on our radar and we’re working on solutions. We’ve heard loud and clear our businesses need more skilled workers, and we understand barriers to transit and housing are contributing factors. Fortunately, in 2019 we’ve laid the groundwork for a new transportation program. The Grey Transit Rout (GRT) will launch early in 2020. It will provide affordable, scheduled transportation to communities along highways 10 and 26, and into Georgian Bluffs towards Wiarton. We hope this will only be a first successful step towards a more expansive service throughout the County. These are just a few of the activities underway at Grey County. As you flip through the pages, you will learn more about what’s happening throughout our borders and in your own community. I hope you enjoy.

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MADE IN GREY Our Made in Grey brand is growing! We have 39 partners who are working to spread awareness of great Grey County food products here at home and away. Thanks to these hard-working businesses, our Made in Grey signs, stickers and bags have been seen by tens of thousands of people. They pop up at local farmers’ markets, the Guelph and Dufferin Grove (Toronto) Farmers’ Markets, the Toronto Garlic Festival, Summerfolk, on farms, in stores and restaurants across Grey, and on social media. Watch for and support our verified Made in Grey partners: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Ashanti Coffee Buff Bison Snack Sticks BMKC Casero Kitchen Table Cedar Crest Trout Chatsworth Honey Coffin Ridge Winery Crick Hollow CSA Donald’s Honey Duxbury Cider Eat Local Grey Bruce Eat Well Market Farm Queen Flesherton Farmers’ Market Flying Chestnut Indian Taco Wagon The Frauxmagerie Georgian Hills Vineyards Good Family Farms Kolopore Springs Trout Lena Landei Country Culture

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MacLean’s Ales Matt Moss Microgreens Meaford Community Gardens Meaford Farmers’ Market Mudtown Station Neustadt Springs Owen Sound Farmers’ Market Pure Music Garlic Round the Bend Preserves Sideroad Farm Southgate Farmers’ Market Sweet Things from DeJong Acres T&K Ferri Orchards The Milk Maid Fine Cheese & Gourmet Food The Roost Wine Co. Thornbury Farmers’ Market Wild Side Soda Windswept Cider Yes Crickets

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GREY COUNTY AT THE ROYAL Grey County was proud to showcase 12 local food and beverage producers at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto from November 1 through 10. What a great way to launch the Made in Grey brand to nearly 300,000 event attendees, all passionate about food, farming and rural living! We were thrilled to feature a wide variety of products for sampling and sale from the following Grey County businesses: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Ashanti Coffee Big Mama’s Kitchen Creations Buff Bison Snack Sticks Coffin Ridge Winery Kolapore Springs Trout MacLean’s Ales Pure Music Garlic Round the Bend Preserves + T&K Ferri Orchards & Apple Market Wild Side Soda Windswept Cider Yes Crickets

Our 30’x10’ booth was shared with Simcoe County in the brand-new Spotlight on Local area. Sponsored by Metro grocers, the centrally-located showcase area featured local foods from regions across Ontario and included cooking demos and live entertainment. Metro buyers were on site looking for

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new products to bring in to their stores. Agri-food tourism initiatives including Saints & Sinners Trail and the Apple Pie Trail were also promoted. Grey County is pleased to support local food producers through the Made in Grey brand. We currently have 39 member partners and plan on tripling that number in 2020. If you own or know of an agri-food business that would benefit from joining the initiative, please get in touch.

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AG 4.0: ALWAYS LOOKING FORWARD Our 4th annual Ag 4.0 conference was held in Hanover on November 1. With the new location came a new conference focus on innovative, sustainable agri-food products and processes. This gave us an opportunity to work with (and learn from) local businesses that are on the cutting edge of agri-food trends. It was a packed day! In the morning, Jacqui Empson Laporte from Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs walked us through how Lean production techniques can be applied to agriculture, making farms more efficient and sustainable. A panel of local food innovators explored global food and agriculture trends, including vegan foods and crickets, aquaponic greens and cannabis. Moderators from Public Health asked questions about the hows and whys of the products they produce. Our keynote speaker Robin White joined us

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electronically from Virginia Tech University. Robin spent years computer modelling what would happen if we made fundamental changes to the global agricultural system, specifically eliminating animals from our diet. She examined the potential effects on land use and the environment, nutrition, economics, employment and social justice. Her conclusions: continue to do what we are doing with more efficiencies, sustainable practice and more equitable access. We also explored agri-food waste recovery with a presentation about the Lystek facility in Southgate. After a delicious lunch sponsored by Exceldor and prepared by Peasemarsh Farms, we boarded a bus to tour Cedar Crest Trout Farm and The Launch Pad (where we enjoyed a cooking demo by Butterball spokesperson, celebrity chef Shahir Massoud) and finished the day at MacLean’s Ales.

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Train as a PSW here in your community.

YOUR TUITION COULD BE FREE. $5,000 AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS PURSUING PSW PROGRAM AT GEORGIAN’S OWEN SOUND CAMPUS A generous contribution from the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) will help Georgian College address a shortage of personal support workers (PSW) in southwestern Ontario. The South West LHIN contribution will provide up to 60 $5,000 bursaries to support new students in the PSW program as early as January 2020 at the Owen Sound Campus. Through Georgian’s program, students can become a PSW in just eight months. There is a high demand for PSWs and opportunities for local placements and jobs when they graduate. The bursaries present a tremendous opportunity for anyone thinking of pursuing a career in the field or going back to school. They will also go a long way to relieve some of the financial pressure students face so they can focus on achieving their academic and career goals. “This is exciting news for Georgian, the Owen Sound community and our students,” says Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes, Georgian’s President and CEO. “We

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Georgian is giving away $5,000 bursaries to 60 eligible new students accepted to the Personal Support Worker program in Owen Sound. Learn more at GeorgianCollege.ca/PSWOS

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Train to become a PSW in just eight months, then GIVE BACK to your community.

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know there is a shortage of PSWs in the province and the Owen Sound region in particular. PSWs are the backbone of care in Ontario and there simply aren’t enough of them. We are incredibly grateful to the South West LHIN for partnering with us to ensure this vital need is met in our communities.” Students in Georgian’s PSW program gain realworld experience with two clinical placements at a local agency in their community. While there are many career opportunities after graduation, the bursaries will be given to students who are passionate about working at in-home or communitybased organizations providing compassionate care and integral support services to people. Those who are accepted to the program for January, May or September 2020 are eligible to receive one of the 60 bursaries on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about our PSW program and apply today at GeorgianCollege.ca.

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OWEN SOUND’S BRIAN DAVENPORT NAMED NEW CHAIR OF GEORGIAN COLLEGE BOARD OF GOVERNORS Brian Davenport of Owen Sound is the new Chair of the Georgian College Board of Governors. Brian joined the board in September 2014 and served as Vice Chair for the past two years. He also made significant contributions to the board as Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, Chair of the Board Nominations Committee, and as an active member of most other board committees. “It is an honour and privilege to be a Georgian board member and to serve in this leadership role,” Brian says. “Our students, regardless of what program or career path they choose, are gaining the skills and mindset to be innovative thinkers and changemakers capable of stimulating economic growth and building strong, flourishing communities across our region and beyond.” Brian is currently Vice President, Portfolio and Wealth Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities. He’s been with RBC since 1986, focusing on portfolio management for business owners, professionals and affluent families. Previously, he worked for TD Bank specializing in agricultural, commercial and corporate lending. He has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors for Grey Bruce Health Services.

GEORGIAN HELPING TO TRAIN SKILLED TRADES WORKERS A new pre-apprenticeship program at the Owen Sound Campus that began in April is helping to train more skilled trades workers and fill the many tradespeople job openings across the Grey-Bruce community.

those people are right here in our community, and it’s simply a matter of giving them the right tools and training for the job.”

The 34-week program gives participants a hands-on introduction to five different trades including welding, electrician, millwright, carpentry and the primary trade, boilermaker, allowing them to explore the career that’s right for them. A major highlight is a 12-week paid field placement at the Bruce Power site provided by various unions and Bruce Power suppliers. “We are proud to partner with Georgian on this initiative,” says Rob Hoare, Director of Construction, Bruce Power. “Our upcoming refurbishment is the biggest infrastructure project in Canada and requires highly skilled, highly competent tradespeople to safely and successfully execute the work. A lot of

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GEORGIAN NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OWEN SOUND CAMPUS Georgian welcomed Lisa Taylor as its new Executive Director for the Owen Sound Campus in September. Lisa will oversee the strategic leadership of the campus, including the cultivation, development and nurturing of positive relationships with community, political and industry/sector representatives. “Lisa brings to Georgian more than 30 years of professional experience,” says Dr. MaryLynn West-Moynes, Georgian College President and CEO. “In addition to her postsecondary education roles, she is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and has worked in public accounting and in the newspaper and printing industry. Her leadership and operational experience, broad skills, extensive background in college education and commitment to community is exactly the combination we were seeking for this important role.” Previously, Lisa was Vice President, Finance and Administration, at New Brunswick Community College and a Chair in the School of Business at Algonquin College.

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“In all of her professional positions, Lisa has demonstrated a commitment to student success, embracing change and leading innovation,” adds Dr. WestMoynes. “This will be an invaluable asset to the campus, college and Owen Sound region as we continue to meet the evolving demands of the workforce, close the growing skills gap, and navigate the changes disruptive technology will bring to better serve and educate our students.” Along with a commitment to lifelong learning, Lisa is dedicated to strengthening the community. She has been an active volunteer in many capacities. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to take on this new role as part of Georgian’s Owen Sound Campus community,” says Lisa. “Owen Sound, and the larger Grey and Bruce counties area, offers so much in terms of lifestyle and economic development potential. I look forward to working with both the internal college community and our external stakeholders to explore opportunities for growth and development that builds upon the strong foundations, values and culture already in place.”

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COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION A “Grey Transit Route” is coming to a community near you in 2020! Grey County in partnership with Southgate is developing an innovative “Made in Grey” solution to meet the transportation needs of Grey County residents. Two local transit solution will be provided. The first in Hanover and its surrounding area to support student transportation to and from Launch Pad. The second along Highway 6 between Owen Sound and Wiarton. Fixed routes will operate along: • Highway 26 from Owen Sound to The Blue Mountains • Highway 6/10 from Owen Sound to Orangeville First runs are expected to begin in the new year. Visit grey.ca/gtr for more information.

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THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS The Bluewater Wood Alliance is Canada’s only managed Wood Manufacturer driven, not-for-profit cluster organization. Clustering has existed for over 30 years in Europe and is modeled after the concept of taking an industry with common needs and challenges; bringing together manufacturers, supply chain, government stake holders, and training institutions in a collaborative environment for knowledge transfer, sharing of best practices, and much more. A managed cluster like the Bluewater Wood Alliance (BWA) creates an environment of innovation that increases competitiveness in local, national and international markets. The idea is to bring like-minded companies together for the purpose of joint projects in skills development, technology transfer, export development and experience exchanges in a bottom-up driven association. The advanced wood manufacturing sector in southwestern Ontario alone accounts for approximately 1,400 SME companies representing 22,500 employees with $5.2 billion in revenues out of the total $6.6 billion for all of Ontario. As a consumer and further processor of Canadian wood bio-mass products, this sector is extremely important to the economy of Canada for job and wealth creation in our communities. Exports from this sector in this region also touch $3.5 billion (Conference Board of Canada, 2016).

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The advanced wood products manufacturing industry includes home, office and institutional furniture, solid wood flooring, veneer production, cabinets, and millwork. BWA aims to bring as many of these companies into the cluster as would like to join, as well as interested supply chain companies from South western Ontario. Benefits of working as a cluster include: • Access to specialized training, services and workers. • Participate in collaborative projects. • Sharing of information and expertise. • Information sharing facilitates faster innovation. • Innovation fostered within a cluster increases competitiveness in local, national and international markets. Our Members have access to resources and events that focus on growth and success. • Learning, Plant Tour & Networking Events • Export Development Initiatives • Collaborative Project Funding • New Technology • Training & Skills Development • Connectivity Together we’re strengthening Ontario’s wood manufacturing future. To find out more about Bluewater Wood Alliance contact: Mike Baker, Executive Director e: manager@bluewaterwoodalliance.com
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FACING INDUSTRY CHALLENGES, TOGETHER At Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), we are often asked what separates us from the rest of the crowd of those who claim to be able to help you achieve the great things you want for your business. Whether you are a business owner, a general manager, a back shift supervisor or a hands on employee, you all play a part in the success of your operation and you all realize it’s not always an easy thing to achieve. Businesses today face many issues...similar in some respects to those faced by businesses years ago; but the speed of commerce, the global economy, social media etc. are all adding new challenges to what you do every day, in some cases every minute.

and puzzles are sometimes solved. The biggest challenge for some is getting their heads around the idea that it is okay to explain how your first attempt to do something failed, it can happen to anyone and you learned from it.

The good news is, you are not alone.

If you are a member, try to get out to your next local event to meet your neighbors again. If you are not yet involved, get in touch...the manufacturers down the street want to meet you, and so do we.

Manufacturers all around you are dealing with the same things right now. They are on your street, in your town or in your region and they produce a whole range of products. Some are struggling to solve the same puzzle you solved last week, while others may have solved your current puzzle last month. The challenge is, how do you get to know these people? You drive by their building everyday on the way to work and in many cases you don’t even know what they do in there, but they are manufacturers and we know many of them. We also respect them as the experts that they are, those who have been successful and have the scars to prove it are the true experts in our opinion.

Sharing is a learned skill that comes with practice. Help someone out, they help you, nobody loses and you become a better, more successful business as a result. Do this a couple of times and you’ll understand what separates EMC from everyone else. “Sharing and Stealing with Pride” is our motto and for many years we have seen those who belong and participate benefit from membership as a result.

“Bringing people together at the grass roots level is the foundation of Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium”

We understand that no one company has it ALL figured out, and we have seen what can happen when companies and strangers share experiences and swap ideas. Neat things happen, discussions happen,

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STRATEGIC INTEREST GROUPS F a c i n g i n d u s t r y c h a l l e n g e s , t o g e t h e r. w w w.e m c c a n a d a .o r g

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DEVELOPMENT SOARING IN GEORGIAN BLUFFS The Township of Georgian Bluffs continues to experience economic growth with the Wiarton Keppel International Airport, progressive land development opportunities and the operation of the BIOGrid facility. The Wiarton Keppel International Airport continues to prove it is a regional asset and economic driver. In May of this year, scheduled passenger flights between the Wiarton Keppel International Airport and the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport began. The 40-minute flight operated four days per week with passengers travelling for business, leisure and tourism. Being the only certified airport north of Kitchener/Waterloo allows large jets the option of landing locally. This allowed the Prime Minister and his entourage to land at the Airport in September when he visited the City of Owen Sound. All available office space and airport hangars are occupied, and the Hungry Hangar Restaurant

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welcomes many people daily. Discussions are underway with developers to explore construction of additional hangar space. New fueling facilities with card lock option were installed and extensive crack sealing of the runway was completed to preserve the pavement structure and ensure a safe and efficient facility. In 2020, Georgian Bluffs remains committed to continued discussion with interested parties in developing aviation-related industry at the airport which will offer skilled local employment opportunities. As well, the Township will continue consulting with post-secondary institutions to pursue the establishment of commercial pilot training opportunities. Four residential subdivision development applications were received by the Township in 2019. The proposed subdivision developments are to be in Kilsyth, East Linton, Cobble Beach an

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Oxenden. These developments will result in approximately 145 new residential properties. Additionally, 60 new home permits were issued and construction undertaken. In the previous two years, a combined total of 108 permits for new home construction had been issued. To promote and support future residential growth, the Township and the developer of Cobble Beach have a negotiated agreement for the extension of the sanitary sewer services outside the development area of Cobble Beach. The proposed extension will allow for full municipal services to an additional 274 residential units. The Cobble Beach development originally constructed the sewage treatment plant to accommodate its 1,500 proposed residential units and anticipated additional residential units outside of the development area within the Township. The sewage treatment plant was built to meet tertiary quality resulting in the cleanest effluent possible from a sewage plant, allowing future development while minimizing environmental impact. The Scenic City Order of Good Cheer, in conjunction with the Township, is renovating the Sarawak Family Park washrooms to make them fully accessible and barrier free. The Township strives to identify and improve accessibility to all public facilities to ensure usage and enjoyment by all. The Township of Georgian Bluffs and the Township of

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Chatsworth hope to undertake a feasibility study of the BioDigester and examine ways to make the facility sustainable. The study will consider the potential for the BioDigester to be a standalone facility, separate from the sewage lagoons, and will assess the amount of source separated organics locally to determine if expansion/upgrade of the facility is warranted. As the province continues to move forward with the reduction and recycling of organic materials sent to landfills each year, the BioDigester appears to offer practical solutions for the production of methane gas and its conversion to renewable natural gases. Completion of the new comprehensive zoning by-law is in the foreseeable future. This will allow the commencement of the review of the Township’s official plan. Undertaking an official plan review will ensure land development usage and community needs are properly identified and met in the coming years. Georgian Bluffs’ Council continues to develop and implement a new strategic plan for the next five years. The plan will focus on improving communication, finding operating efficiencies, reducing the environmental footprint, and working collaboratively with Grey County and neighbouring municipalities to find areas of interest and benefit. The Council recognizes that for any municipality to be successful, regional opportunities and partnerships must be explored in order to attract investment to the area.

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WE DEVELOPED OUR FIRST CULTURAL PLAN A new Cultural Plan has come at an opportune time for Hanover. There is growing recognition across Canada and internationally of the importance of creativity, culture and quality of place in growing local and regional economies. Enhancing the quality of place through diverse cultural and entertainment offerings works to attract and retain talented people, which in turn attract businesses’ investments in an emerging creative economy. There is increasing evidence that cultural industries and resources are powerful economic drivers. This interaction can be seen in the creative industries, in cultural entrepreneurs and with cultural tourism. The development of the plan was guided by the following principles: • •

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Ensure all residents benefit from the development of the town’s cultural resources. Promote sustainable cultural development by connecting businesses, community members and the cultural community. Ensure the application of a cultural lens across various municipal departments. Support opportunities for economic growth by improving the town’s quality of place. Promote access to all artistic, cultural and heritage initiatives. Build on Hanover’s unique identity as a gig community.

In achieving this vision, the Hanover Cultural Plan has identified the following strategic directions:

STRATEGIC DIRECTION #1: Enable Cultural Investments with Supportive Municipal Policy Structures The Town of Hanover embraces a model of governance that integrates culture holistically and

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comprehensively into the way it does business every day. The application of this cultural lens requests that all decisions consider the impact on the vibrancy and identity of the community.

STRATEGIC DIRECTION #2: Leverage Creativity and Culture to Attract and Retain People as Key Drivers of Innovation and Economic Growth The Town of Hanover will collaborate with its community partners to take actions that foster innovation in all aspects of cultural policies, programs and services that support the incubation of cultural ideas and expression. The Town of Hanover is home to creative and energetic cultural networks that inform, build, and mentor individuals and organizations on identified and potential opportunities for cultural development.

STRATEGIC DIRECTION #3:

Create an Environment Where Enhanced Cultural Activities Can Take Place The Town of Hanover will play a leadership role in finding practical ways to create an environment for collaboration and communication in creating opportunities for continuing dialogue among cultural partners and to invite residents to engage and participate in cultural activities.

STRATEGIC DIRECTION #4 : Implement

a Recognizable Cultural Identity for the Town that Communicates an Innovative, Transformative and Authentic Experience

Hanover’s identity leaves a lasting legacy that will change the mind-set of the community and raise its creative talent profile for years to come. Hanover recognizes the richness of its heritage as a defining characteristic of the community; one which embeds

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openness, understanding, appreciation and crosscultural expression in the daily lives of residents. It provides individuals with opportunities to expand and learn new skills and solidifies Hanover as a performance and festival destination.

MUNICIPAL INTERN FOR YOUTH ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES

TOWN OF HANOVER 2019 DEVELOPMENT HIGHLIGHTS •

In May 2019, the Town of Hanover collaborated with the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) and 12 other communities across the province to highlight their own unique approaches to youth engagement tailored to address needs in the local community. Hanover’s approach was to build on the efforts of Launch Pad as well the corporation’s strategic planning actions. These actions had identified the desire to retain and engage our local youth (defined as 15 to 29 years of age) by giving them the opportunity to get more involved and have a voice, while celebrating their success. Aashima Verma joined the Town of Hanover this past summer as our municipal intern to implement our workplan that focused on youth engagement strategies. A native of Hanover, Aashima came into the position with an education at the University of Guelph in the field of Criminal Justice, Public Policy and Political Science. The action plan and reports, as developed by Ms. Verma, promote the goal of refocusing municipal priorities by taking a progressive approach to community development and youth engagement and focusing on three primary areas of engagement; communication, engagement and youth employment, and volunteer opportunities.

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Playtime Casino invests $18 million into the construction of a new space and grows workforce, resulting in 100 jobs. Wightman Telecom builds a new call centre in our Business Park to house employment and service growth. Tim Horton’s opens a second location on 7th Ave. A subdivision agreement and draft plan is approved for Cedar East Subdivision that will eventually connect 14th Street to 10th Street. A new Micro Cannabis production facility will utilize aquaculture for the growing process. The Town has approved a site plan agreement to demolish Fraser’s on Second and re-establish a new gas bar, convenience store and Mr. Sub restaurant. JDSS opened without any major issue and is a building to be proud of. Existing ESSO will be demolished and reconstructed. The Town completed a Housekeeping Zoning Bylaw to pave the way for new development and more inclusive housing.

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LAUNCH PAD

YOUTH ACTIVITY TECHNOLOGY CENTRE OUR MISSION Launch Pad YATC mission is to provide youth age 12-18 with important life and career skills. At Launch Pad we hope to enhance our region's capacity to succeed by cultivating communities throught the attention and retention of our youth.

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SAVE THE DATE

APPLICATION DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT HAWKSNEST@SBDC.CA 519-799-5750Â

GO TO SBDC.CA FOR FULL APPLICATION AND RULES

SAUGEEN CONNECTS

Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) and the five municipalities of Hanover, Minto, Brockton, Wellington North and West Grey have banded together in a project called Saugeen Connects. This project and its initiatives positively impact regional economic growth by supporting youth retention and development, the growth and retention of businesses, and by integrating efforts to leverage immigrant attraction to the area as residents, workers, entrepreneurs, business owners, operators and investors. In 2019, the Saugeen Connects Partnership launched the Saugeen Student Start-Up Program (SSUP) that supported 41 youth in our region who started 35 businesses! The students, from grades six to 12, created businesses including: lawn care, dog walking, babysitting, sales of hand-made merchandise and other creative business ideas. SSUP provided youth funding to start or grow their business, extensive workshop training and the opportunity to meet with private-sector sponsors who contributed to the funding of the program and offered other incentives to support the students’ entrepreneurial efforts. Saugeen Connects was honoured to receive the Award for Excellence in Community Economic Development at the 26th Annual Community Futures Ontario Conference in October 2019.

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MOMENTUM IS BUILDING IN THE TOWN OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS 2019 has been a busy year for the Town of The Blue Mountains. From annual community events to the launch of our new public engagement platform, momentum is building in The Blue Mountains. There have been many accomplishments over the past year. A few notable accomplishments include:

BEST TASTING DRINKING WATER

In June, the America Water Works Association awarded The Town of The Blue Mountains with a first-place trophy for having the best tasting drinking water in North America. This is the first time a Canadian municipality has received this award.

ATTAINABLE HOUSING RFI

In August, on behalf of the Blue Mountains Attainable Housing Corporation (BMAHC), the Town issued a Request for Information (RFI) to assess opportunities for partnership in the development of attainable housing. The results from the RFI will help the BMAHC understand the level of market interest in the opportunity to partner in the development of attainable housing in Town of The Blue Mountains.

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LAUNCH OF NEW PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PLATFORM

In September, the Town officially launched, “Your View, The Blue Mountains� an online community engagement platform to engage with residents, businesses, and stakeholders across the community. The new platform will give residents greater access to share feedback and opinions on Town projects and initiatives, as well as the opportunity to participate in community discussions, surveys, polls and fun projects such as photo contests.

TOWN BRANDED MERCHANDISE

The Town was also excited to release branded hats and t-shirts as a method of promoting the community while also raising funds for the Community Grants and Donations program. The 2019 summer collection featured navy/white hats and t-shirts which were sold at local retailers within the community.

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LOOKING AHEAD 2020 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

Town staff and the Economic Development Committee are in the process of drafting a 2020 – 2025 Economic Development Strategy for the Town of The Blue Mountains. The new year will lead off with comprehensive community consultation with residents, local business leaders and the business community. The Economic Development Strategy will focus on the mandate of strengthening and growing the Blue Mountains economy and its identity as a true four-season destination. Learn about the project and share your input by visiting yourview.thebluemountains.ca.

COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY

Town staff and the Community Communications Advisory Committee are currently developing a comprehensive Communications Strategy to identify and prioritize best practices and methods of communication to suit the needs of the Blue Mountains community. Having a Communications Strategy is essential in building trust, accountability, and engagement between the Municipality and residents. Consultation is currently underway! To share your input, please visit: yourview. thebluemountains.ca.

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CHATSWORTH COMMUNITY HUB The Township has contracted the services of Barry Bryan & Associates to prepare the conceptual design drawings for the new Multi-Use Community Hub Facility. The Building Committee has made a recommendation to Council on the preliminary design and it will be unveiled to the public at the “Light Up the Night” Christmas event on December 13th at the Township municipal Office. The Light Up the Night event is being hosted in partnership with the Chatsworth Agricultural Society. The new site location will also be announced. Council will be serving hot chocolate and apple cider to everyone. The fundraising committee held it’s kickoff event for the new facility on September 19th in Keady and the event was a resounding success, raising in excess of $14,000.00 towards the project. The fundraising committee has also adopted a mission statement for the project: “Chatsworth Community Hub – Where Neighbours Meet and Community is Built”. This theme ties in nicely with the Township’s new logo and tag line “Neighbours by Nature”.

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SHAPESOUTHGATE The Township of Southgate has launched a new community engagement site called ShapeSouthgate. This online platform allows you to contribute ideas and provide feedback on important municipal issues and projects. The public and local businesses are invited to join the conversation and share their thoughts by registering at ShapeSouthgate.ca. One of the first projects on the site was the draft Community Improvement Plan. The public was invited to comment on the plan and help select Christmas lights for the new poles in downtown Dundalk.

SOUTHGATE COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN The Township of Southgate has started the process of getting a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) in place. A CIP is a tool that allows municipal planners and economic developers to work together to develop policies and provide incentives targeting specific types of growth and investment. The CIP enables the municipality to issue financial incentives to private property owners for improving their building/property or developing/redeveloping their land.

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A draft CIP was prepared by Economic Development Officer Glenn Walker and passed by Council on September 18, 2019. The next steps in the process involve public meetings on October 16 and November 19; reviews by Grey County planning and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing; the addition of new community improvement policies to the Southgate Official Plan; the designation of a community improvement project area; and final approval. Once the CIP is approved, the Township will select and budget for the incentive programs. The selected programs will then be available to assist with the economic development of Southgate.

The Plan proposes the following incentive programs; available as appropriate: • • • • • •

Tax increment equivalent grant Building and land improvement grant Façade, building and signage improvement grant Property, landscaping and parking area improvement grant Accessibility improvement grant Destination infrastructure grant

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Planning and building permit fee grant Development charge grant Housing rehabilitation and conversion grant Startup space leasehold Improvement grant Environmental study grant Brownfield property tax assistance Surplus lands & buildings

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WEST GREY POISED FOR POPULATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

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The Municipality of West Grey continues to develop opportunities within its welcoming community and is poised for sustainable population and economic growth. The past year has been highlighted by several new business openings, a significant new housing development of 200 homes, and the launch of a rural subdivision with estate homes surrounded by lush woods and water.

Over the past year, council has made it clear to residents and stakeholders that they are listening. Six public meetings have taken place across the municipality. The goal is to reach out to residents and businesses to hear concerns and connect and inspire real action. The discussion at these meetings also contributed to council’s Vision Plan, a guiding document for the next three years.

The municipality continues to leverage partnerships to pursue and develop economic opportunities. Together with the West Grey Economic Development Committee, the municipality is developing a localized Community Improvement Plan (CIP). Council has identified economic development as a key priority and the CIP will open the door for start-ups, provide grant opportunities and support businesses expanding into the community.

West Grey remains committed to being environmentally responsible. In August, the municipality joined many municipalities across the province in announcing a climate emergency. In late October, West Grey participated in the national Waste Reduction Week with a campaign to promote recycling. A new sustainability committee has also been formed in order to discuss and advise on potential environmental issues and solutions.

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A West Grey Accessibility Advisory Committee has also been formed in order to advocate and educate for more inclusive services and businesses throughout the municipality. There has also been a push to digitize many of the tools in-house in order to modernize operations and enhance customer service. Building permits, recreation services as well as meeting agendas have all been enhanced with digital solutions. A new website is in the works, with the launch scheduled for early 2020. Great things are happening in West Grey with more to come. This year will see the completion of the development charges study, progress on the asset management plan and the creation of multi-year budgeting to proactively strategize for West Grey’s needs while building in flexibility to take advantage of opportunities.

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OWEN SOUND MOVING FORWARD Owen Sound’s community development mantra the last several years has been “moving forward”. Moving forward with fostering growth in residential development. Moving forward with increased commercial development and employment opportunities. Moving forward with promoting Owen Sound as an urban hub that flaunts its natural beauty, art and culture, yet retains the ability to roll up its sleeves and “get to work”. Owen Sound is indeed moving forward. The City is experiencing residential development growth at a pace not seen in decades. The Telfer Creek development by Bremont Homes proposes more than 300 units on the City’s east side, nestled close

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to the hospital. Across the way, Redhawk received approval for their 350+ units on 60 acres of vacant land, while Andpet Realty’s development off 16th Avenue East and 10th Street East will fill the current vacant land quite nicely with more than 300 additional housing units.

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Woodland Estates, developed by Barry’s Construction, has only a few of their 60+ lots remaining as they begin work on converting the former Strathcona School into a 60+-unit apartment complex. Speaking of schools, the vacant Dufferin and Bayview Schools have been purchased by local developers.

marijuana production facility. Southbridge Long-Term Care facility and API, a 100-room hotel and commercial development on 16th Avenue East, continue to progress and are at various stages of the approvals process. Just around the corner, Kia of Owen Sound has nearly doubled the size of their operation while in the opposite direction, MacLean Engineering and Bellwyck Packaging have also gone through a growth spurt.

Georgian Landing (across from the Bayshore Community Centre) and Sound Lifestyles on 9th Avenue East both offer alternative forms of living in luxury apartments and geared-to-retirement units. Owners of units in The Sydenham, a luxury condominium development in downtown Owen Sound, have also begun to unpack their bags.

In the downtown, Phase I of the River Precinct Project is nearing completion with an enhanced farmers’ market pavilion, market square and a wide pedestrian promenade. This has created a warm and welcoming destination that connects the Sydenham River to the downtown core.

As various housing needs are filled within Owen Sound, the one question many lifelong residents ask is, “where will these people work?” Well, it is a good thing that development activity in the commercial sector is not far behind.

As you have likely guessed, 2019 has been a productive and rewarding year in the Scenic City. Based on the above, the outlook for 2020 is just as positive.

The City’s industrial park continues to experience revitalization and growth amongst established businesses. Alongside the expansion of Belfor Property Restoration, the former PPG building, once vacant for years, is full of life again. Brotech Precision CNC and BWXT are currently operating in the former glass plant as part of Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement project. The remaining vacant portion has been approved as a medical

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WATCH MEAFORD GROW! It’s no secret that in recent years the Municipality of Meaford has seen record-breaking construction values, with families and seniors alike choosing to join the community for our beautiful views, abundant nature, and small-town way of life. With several major development projects getting underway, now is truly the time to watch Meaford grow. In September of this year the official groundbreaking was held for the new Meaford “Awesome” school – a state-of-the-art Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 facility with room for more than 1,000 students. This $29.4 million investment will serve the young people of Meaford and the Town of the Blue Mountains for generations to come, providing educational support and opportunities to succeed close to home. The school is expected to be completed in 2021. Construction also began in summer of 2019 on the New Meaford Public Library. Located steps from the harbour in the heart of downtown Meaford, this $6.1 million project is underway to convert the old Foodland building into a modern, fully accessible library and community hub. The Library will be able to provide even better service to the 70,000+ visitors who pass through its doors each year. Another exciting announcement came to us recently from the Ministry of Long-Term Care – 51 new long-term care beds have been awarded to Meaford, along with the 77 existing beds being approved for redevelopment. This will enable Meaford’s Long-Term Care provider,

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peopleCare, to build a brand new 128-bed long-term care home in the heart of the town. The home is the first step in a planned campus of care development that will eventually include a range of services and housing options for older adults. In addition to these institutional projects, a number of other key projects will be entering the approval process in 2020 including a 1,000-unit land lease development by Parkbridge Communities, a major accommodation use and an attainable house project. The Municipality of Meaford also received funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to develop a new Economic Development Strategy for 2020. This document will guide our economic efforts for the next three years.

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[RE]IMAGINE GREY HIGHLANDS 2019 was a year of reflection, public engagement, and strategic development for Grey Highlands. Council declared a climate crisis in the Municipality and began a thoughtful and meaningful dialogue regarding this important issue. The launch of grant programs to assist community organizations and local businesses supported the Municipality’s goal of community improvement and the creation of a strong and resilient future. The in-house development of a mobile app garnered numerous accolades and won both the P.J. Marshall and the E.A. Danby Awards for innovation. The app provided a convenient means for residents to find important municipal information and greatly enhanced customer service and access to resources. The willingness by the Municipality to embrace new and resourceful thinking led the way for an innovative public engagement initiative to [re] IMAGINE the community. Introduced at the Mayor’s Business Breakfast in June, [re]IMAGINE is a forward-thinking approach that is crucial to ensuring a sustainable future for residents today and generations to come. Thanks to a partnership with a local business owner, the Municipality took its public engagement to the streets (literally) during the summer and established a temporary [re]IMAGINE Economic Development pop-up office in Markdale’s downtown core. The feedback gathered at the office offered valuable insight into challenges and opportunities in the community

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and included suggestions for developing municipally-owned property. Guiding the Municipality into 2020 and beyond is a new Strategic Plan, which was launched in September. It was developed from conversations with residents, businesses, community groups, staff and Council, and outlines five pillars that support the overall Municipal goals. 2020 will focus on community building to actively shape a considerate, healthy, respected, strong, and vibrant future. Grey Highlands is at a critical juncture in its development and is poised for unprecedented growth and prosperity. With a new CAO at the helm, a strong and cohesive senior management team, and a supportive and pro-growth Council, Grey Highlands has a lot going on “up here�.

For further information please contact: Michele Harris Director, Economic and Community Development harrism@greyhighlands.ca

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TOURISM MATTERS IN GREY COUNTY A SNAPSHOT OF THE VALUE OF TOURISM IN GREY COUNTY

$2.7 MILLION VISITORS (2016)

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TOTAL VISITOR SPENDING

$333,778,513

TOURISM IS BOOMING IN GREY COUNTY AND CONTRIBUTES TO THE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND CULTURE OF THE REGION.

1,337 8,868 2,803

TOURISM RELATED BUSINESSES

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13% OF TOTAL BUSINESS IN GREY COUNTY

JOBS IN TOURISM RELATED BUSINESSES

(Accommodation, Restaurants, Attractions, Retail, Gas Stations)

JOBS DIRECTLY SUPPORTED BY VISITOR EXPENDITURES

$3.1 MILLION

IN MUNICIPAL TAXES (2016)

SPENDING IN GREY COUNTY FOOD & BEVERAGE.......................... $139,246,530 ACCOMMODATION ............................ $59,306,181 TRANSPORT........................................ $55,815,435 RETAIL/OTHER................................... $43,039,645 RECREATION/ENTERTAINMENT..... $36,370,721

Sources: Ministry of Tourism Culture & Sport Regional Tourism Profiles, TREIM, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs Analyst

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Hannah Harradine & Joel Gray CULINARY ENTREPRENEURS

We are calling what we do at Sumac + Salt a food project as we are ever changing menus, locations and formulas. We have been creating food experiences where we invite 12 people (all whom are typically strangers) to join us on the farm to enjoy a hyper-local, blind tasting menu focused exclusively on seasonal and local offerings. We are a duo who is constantly being inspired by our surroundings, as well as the local purveyors within Grey County. We strive to showcase the amazing work our local farms do and tell their stories through food. Finding small, local and organic producers with mindfulness about the environment is our goal. Our hope is to nourish these relationships and allow people to expand and explore all of the incredible offerings that are right in our own backyard.

Follow along with the Colouring it My Way series and learn about why your friends, neighbours, and other locals have chosen to make Grey County home.

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Blue Mountain Village Association receiving the Tourism Event of the Year Award for the 2018 Blumination Dream Trail

GREY COUNTY SHINES AT AN OUTSTANDING TIAO ONTARIO TOURISM SUMMIT From October 29-30, 2019, 400+ delegates attended Ontario’s tourism event of the year right here in Grey County at the Blue Mountain Village Conference Centre. The 2019 TIAO Ontario Tourism Summit was a great two days of information sharing, learning and networking, culminating with a celebration of the best of the best in Ontario tourism at the Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala. These awards recognize tourism industry successes by honouring individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to Ontario’s tourism industry. This year’s Grey County nominees included the Blumination Dream Trail, Big Red Chair Tour, Corkscrew City Tour, Ciderfest and the Saints and Sinners Bootleggers Trail. At the gala, the Blue Mountain Village Association took home the Tourism Event of the Year Award for the Blumination Dream Trail – quite the accomplishment! Congratulations to the finalists and the Blue Mountain Village Association for earning top marks in the first year of the Blumination festival. All of our finalists’ dedication

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to outstanding service is what makes Grey County a great place for visitors and locals alike to stay, work and play. This season’s Blumination Dream Trail will be unveiled on November 30th and will run until spring of 2020.

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Sydenham Campus Staff: Jennifer Christie, Courtney Miller, Taylor Corfield

WELCOME TO THE SYDENHAM CAMPUS Our regional skills training, trades and innovation centre has a name; introducing the Sydenham Campus. Renovations are nearly complete, and services will begin in the new year.

BEGINNING IN 2020

Sydenham Campus will be your one-stop-shop for entrepreneurial services! • Business Enterprise Centre • Catapult Grey Bruce • Bluewater Angels • Bruce Community Futures Development Corporation

VISION

Empowering the citizens and businesses of Grey & Bruce Counties with training and resources that drive regional prosperity and competitive advantage.

MISSION

The partners and tenants of Sydenham Campus form a collection of trainers and businesses that support workers, entrepreneurs, and local organizations by providing access to education & training, business services, labs and technology. The Campus provides employees and businesses with the skills and advantages they need to succeed in a rapidly changing work world.

VALUES

Sydenham Campus will value cooperation; collaboration; diversity; integrity; value creation; passion; and leadership.

Space will also be available for lease. Temporary hot desks, offices or classrooms. Visit grey.ca/Sydenham-campus for more details and contact information. Inquiries: Steve Furness, Senior Economic Development Officer, steve.furness@grey.ca

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GREY ROOTS: LOOKING BACK AT 2019 Grey Roots opened two original exhibits with great excitement in 2019! Facing the Flames: The History of Firefighting in Grey County explores stories of local fire and rescue from the first brave bucket brigades to our current highly-trained professionals. Featured in the exhibit is the fully restored 1923 LaFrance pumper fire truck – Owen Sound Fire Engine No. 1. Surviving the Unthinkable: Citizen Soldiers of Grey uses community sourced photographs to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and highlight the experiences of Grey County’s men in the battlefield. A travelling exhibit from Little Ray’s Nature Centre, Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest, featured many animals that call this ecosystem home including marmosets, chameleons, and even a barn owl. Throughout the summer,

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visitors got up close with creatures while learning about conservation and environmental issues. The Grey Monument was unveiled in Moreston Heritage Village to honour and recognize Grey County’s three local units that served in in the First World War: the 31st Regiment and the 147th and 248th Battalions. Events and programs at Grey Roots continued to grow, with busy and successful special events and educational programs throughout the year! Curious about early industries, post offices and schools in your community or throughout Grey County? Check out the new Grey County Communities Century+ Sampler Map, completed in 2019! This map is a new online resource which highlights a selection of century+ locations within larger “blue sign” communities; a sister project to

the Grey County Historic Communities GIS map launched in 2016. Find both at greyroots. com by searching Historic Community at bottom right and clicking on the first link.

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COMING TO GREY ROOTS MUSEUM & ARCHIVES IN SUMMER 2020: LEONARDO DA VINCI: MACHINES IN MOTION Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, sculptor, musician, architect, engineer and anatomist. Most enduring to his legacy are his inventions and designs, which include the helicopter and glider, the armored tank, the drive transmission, the printing press and the bicycle. Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion presents a collection of replica fullscale da Vinci machines, built by a group of scientists and skilled craftsmen in Florence, Italy. Many of the mechanisms are life-sized and fully operational, and visitors can touch and set them in motion. It’s a fascinating hands-on experience that explores science, art, and history! And don’t miss our complementary in-house exhibit: More Power to You: Simple Machines in Everyday Life. See greyroots.com for more information.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN GREY? Grey County is growing. Developments are increasing, jobs are increasing, births are increasing, visitors are increasing… it’s all around an upward trend. What’s more, the trend is happening right across Grey.

Residential Construction

Jobs

Subdivisions (Since 2016)

1,200

5,339

Draft or In Process

Dwellings

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Final Approved

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Draft Approved

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Our new official plan, ReColour Grey was approved in 2019. This is great news given the enabling policies now coming into effect. ReColour Grey is broken into five sections: Live, Move, Develop, Cultivate and Natural. It’s a lengthy document, but absolutely worth getting to know! Wondering why we plan? We plan for people, whether they be community members or visitors, to foster healthy, happy communities. Land use planning affects almost every area of life. It helps to decide where our communities, homes, businesses and factories should be built; where parks and schools should be located; and where roads, sewers and other essential services should be installed. Planning manages our land and our resources. It helps each community set goals about how it will grow and develop. It also works out ways of reaching these goals while balancing social, economic and environmental interests. Land use planning balances the interests of individual property owners with the wider interests and objectives of the entire community, and the Province. Good planning leads to healthy orderly growth and the provision of services. It also promotes community interaction, happiness, and social equity. Planning thinks long-term about spaces, including how people use them, and how we can improve them to create a better quality of life for everyone. It also supports the economy, by having business ready policies that promote economic development. Planning benefits all of us and helps us to have the kind of community we want.

Same annual survey, now takes 5 minutes!

ARE YOU AN EMPLOYER?

We want to hear from you! Tell us about your workforce experiences in 2019 - anonymous and confidential.

Launching January 1 surveymonkey.com/r/FCLMPB2020 For more information please visit: planningboard.ca 1-888-774-1468 l sarah@planningboard.ca

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THINKING ABOUT STARTING, EXPANDING OR GROWING YOUR BUSINESS IN GREY COUNTY? The Business Enterprise Centre promotes entrepreneurship within Grey County by offering support and training to local business owners. Services offered by the Centre include: • • • • •

One on one business consultations Youth and adult entrepreneurship programs Business workshops and seminars Referrals to government agencies and financing institutions Resource materials

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MADE IN GREY CONTACTS GREY COUNTY | 595 9th Avenue East Owen Sound ON N4K 3E3 | www.madeingrey.ca SAVANNA MYERS Manager of Economic Development savanna.myers@grey.ca 519-372-0219 x 1261

STEVE FURNESS Senior Economic Development Officer steve.furness@grey.ca 519-372-0219 x 1255

PHILLY MARKOWITZ Economic Development Officer – Local Food philly.markowitz@grey.ca 519-372-0219 x 6125

JACINDA RUDOLPH Economic Development Officer Jacinda.rudolph@grey.ca 519-372-0219 x 1270

COURTNEY MILLER Business Enterprise Manager courtney.miller@grey.ca 519-371-3232

TAYLOR CORFIELD Business Enterprise Coordinator taylor.corfield@grey.ca 519-372-0219 x 1297

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HANOVER

THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

BRENT FISHER Manager of Community Development & Marketing 808 2nd Avenue East Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H4 bfisher@owensound.ca 519-376-4440 x. 1254 www.owensound.ca

APRIL MARSHALL Economic Development Manager 341 10th St.reet Hanover, ON N4N 1P5 amarshall@hanover.ca t 519.364.2780 x 1253 www.hanover.ca

TIM HENDRY Communications & Economic Development Coordinator 32 Mill St., Box 310 Thornbury, ON N0H 2P0 thendry@thebluemountains.ca 519-599-3131 ext 282 www.thebluemountains.ca

MEAFORD

CHATSWORTH

GEORGIAN BLUFFS

ROB ARMSTRONG CAO/Director of Development Services 21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford, ON N4L 1A1 rarmstrong@meaford.ca 519-538-1060 ext 1121 www.meaford.ca

PATTY SINNAMON CAO Clerk 316837 Highway 6, RR1 Chatsworth, ON N0H 1G0 psinnamon@chatsworth.ca 519-794-3232, Ext. 124 www.chatsworth.ca

RICK WINTERS Acting CAO 177964 Grey Road 18 R.R. #3 Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N5 office@georgianbluffs.on.ca 519-376-2729 www.georgianbluffs.on.ca

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WEST GREY

GREY HIGHLANDS

GLENN WALKER Economic Development Officer Township of Southgate 185667 Grey Road 9 Dundalk, ON N0C 1B0 gwalker@southgate.ca 519-377-5057 www.southgate.ca

LAURA JOHNSTON Chief Administrative Officer 402813 Grey Rd 4, RR 2, Durham, ON N0G 1R0 ljohnston@westgrey.com 519-369-2200 www.westgrey.com

MICHELE HARRIS Director, Economic & Community Development 206 Toronto St., Unit 1 Markdale, ON N0C 1H0 harrism@greyhighlands.ca 519-986-1216 ext. 221 www.greyhighlands.ca

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Welcome to the 2019 Year in Review! Catch up on economic development updates from around Grey County.

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Welcome to the 2019 Year in Review! Catch up on economic development updates from around Grey County.

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