Economic Development Committee
Jamie Cheyne (Vice Chair), Allan Alls (Mayor), Rob Smith (Councillor), Dave Doan, Maria Britto (Chair) , David Spencer, Chris Bailey, Trevor Crystal, Jim Boyd, Robyn Mulder (Economic Development Officer)
Absent Keith McKinnon
Economic Development Officer: Robyn Mulder 519-855-4407 ext 241 or email email@example.com
Economic Development Committee meetings are usually held the 4th Wednesday of the Month at 6:45 PM (unless scheduled differently)
Location: Town of Erin Municipal Office
Council Rep: John Brennan 519-833-7309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and Mayor Al Alls 416-200-9153 or email email@example.com
Community Improvement Plan "Open House"
Centre 2000 - Shamrock Room
14 Boland Drive, Erin
Tuesday February 13th, 6-8 PM, presentation at 6:30 PM
Economic Development Strategic Plan - Momentum
This plan establishes a roadmap, not otherwise available, for promoting increased collaboration in the community and across the region and a variety of projects designed to strengthen the Town as a great place to live, work, play and run a business.
Community Improvement Plan (CIP)
WHAT IS A CIP?
A CIP is an Economic Development tool and the adoption of the CIP is a requirement for making incentive programs available. Allows a municipality to implement certain tools, such as providing grants and loans to businesses and landowners. A plan or framework to improve, restore, redevelop, and rehabilitate public and private properties (non-residential).
Stimulate economic development and contribute to the Town of Erin as a business friendly community and that we are “Open for Business”.
Encourage and support the growth of existing business opportunities in key areas of economic activity throughout the Town of Erin; and Assist with revitalization and beautification efforts to make the Town of Erin a more inviting destination.
Estimated Launch: Spring 2018
Draft CIP Options Update Report - Jan 2018
Erin Rotary Riverwalk Trail, "Phase 1"
Press Release - Erin Rotary announces logo contest winner
Rotary Riverwalk Trail Feasibility Study Report Overview - September, 2016
Erin Rotary Riverwalk Trail Feasibility Study - Final Pt1 (PDF)
Erin Rotary Riverwalk Trail Feasibility Study - Final Pt2 (PDF)
Expected completion date: Spring 2018
Guides & Documents
Economic Development Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) Survey Results
The Town of Erin has completed the Erin Business Retention + Expansion (BR+E) study that we undertook in conjunction with the County of Wellington. The Business Interview and Action Plan and the summary of the key findings is below:
Equine Economic Development Task Force Report
Report and findings demonstrating sustainable and innovative economic development in Erin, leveraging the existing local equine industry as a starting point.
- Part I Equine Economic Development Report
- Part II Appendices A-D Rural Economic Development Program
- Part III Appendices D1-D11 Survey Findings
Town of Erin featured in Business Leader Magazine, Wellington County
Town of Erin featured in Business View Magazine
The Town of Erin makes a splash in the January edition of Business View Magazine.
Economic Development Partnerships
Check out the Town of Erin’s abundant amount of partners and resources below:
Business Centre Guelph-Wellington
Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)
East Wellington Chamber of Commerce (EWCC)
Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC)
Economic Development Council of Ontario (EDCO)
Elora Cataract Trailway Association (ECTA)
Erin Business Improvement Area (BIA)
Festivals and Events Ontario (FEO)
Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA)
Let’s Get Hillsburgh Growing (LGHG)
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural affairs (OMAFRA)
Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA)
Wellington Waterloo Community Futures (WWCF)
Workforce Planning Board (WPB)
External Links of Interest
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - CONNECTS - Resources for Agriculture and Rural Economic Development - April 20, 2015 Issue
Visit Headwaters page for information on events, trip planning and much more on exploring the area.
New 2017 Headwaters Visitor Guide
Wellington County Economic Development Information