In March of 2017 the SEDC and five municipalities; Brockton, Hanover, Minto, Wellington North, and West Grey formed a partnership to create a project called “Saugeen Connects”. The mission of this project is to collaborate and positively impact local economic growth; to support youth retention and development; to support the growth and retention of businesses; and to integrate their efforts to leverage immigrant attraction to the area as residents, workers, entrepreneurs, business owners, operators, and investors.
Saugeen Connects is pleased to announce the addition of Arran-Elderslie as a municipal partner as of May 2021. This partnership will allow Saugeen Connects to expand its reach, ability, and support in order to provide opportunities for local businesses, youth, and immigrants.
“On behalf of the Council of the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie, we are thrilled to be joining Saugeen Connects,” stated Arran-Elderslie Mayor, Steve Hammell, “Being a member of Saugeen Connects gives us the opportunity to tackle high-level economic development topics and offer our businesses and entrepreneurs expanded resources. We are looking forward to this partnership and working collaboratively with our neighbours for the benefit of the Municipality of Arran-Elderslie and the entire Saugeen region.”
This growth in municipal partnerships is a key pillar for the Saugeen Connects program with the intent to collaborate with a multitude of partners, businesses, contractors, affiliates, and service agencies to make this project successful. Other pillars of Saugeen Connects include succession planning, immigrant attraction, youth retention, and assisting women entrepreneurs to overcome barriers. The body content of your post goes here. To edit this text, click on it and delete this default text and start typing your own or paste your own from a different source.