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Part of being positioned for growth is making sure we have the right information to make the right decisions.  The Almaguin Community Economic Development (ACED) Committee, on behalf of its municipalities, has undertaken a significant amount of research heavy projects to make sure that we can show evidence to support our actions.  With the support of the government of Ontario and FedNor, we are pleased to make all of the information available to you.  Please feel free to contact the economic development office for print versions, or for any document accessibility concerns.

Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan (2018)
Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan (2018)Laridae Consulting
The Almaguin Highlands Regional Economic Development Plan is a strategic guiding document for regionally focused economic development initiatives over a five year period. [PDF: 34.0MB]
Target Sector and Business Opportunity Analysis (2018)
Target Sector and Business Opportunity Analysis (2018)McSweeney & Associates
This report contains a review of the Burk’s Falls Area as it relates to business and industry sectors that could compliment the area and Almaguin Highlands Region. [PDF: 3.4MB]
Burk's Falls Downtown Revitalization & Waterfront Master Plan (2018)
Burk's Falls Downtown Revitalization & Waterfront Master Plan (2018)Karen Jones Consulting
This plan provides strategic direction for the revitalization of Burk’s Falls’ downtown core and waterfront areas as well as a community improvement plan. [PDF: 3.8MB]
Hotel Needs Assessment (2017)
Hotel Needs Assessment (2017)CBRE Hotels
This report contains a review of the Burk’s Falls Area as it relates to the need for overnight and medium stay and accommodations. [PDF: 2.3MB]
BACED Marketing Plan (2016)
BACED Marketing Plan (2016)BACED (In House)
The BACED Marketing Plan contains the strategy that is currently being used to market the Burk’s Falls Area and Almaguin Highlands using the funds provided by FedNor. [PDF: 1.2MB]
Almaguin Highlands Business Retention and Expansion Final Report (2016)
Almaguin Highlands Business Retention and Expansion Final Report (2016)Karen Jones Consulting
The 2016 Almaguin Highlands BR&E Report provides an in depth review of business conditions in the Almaguin Highlands from the perspective of business owners and operators. [PDF: 18 MB]
BACED ED Plan (Updated 2015)
BACED ED Plan (Updated 2015)
A quick overview of what the plan contains and what information you are providing before they delve into the whole report. [PDF: 1.42 MB]
BACED Asset Inventory, Gap Analysis and Market Study (2014)
BACED Asset Inventory, Gap Analysis and Market Study (2014)John Finley and Associates Consulting
This report contains an Asset Inventory, Gap Analysis and a Market Study to help the BACED update their Econcomic Development Plan. [PDF: 2.24 MB]
BACED Community ED Survey Results (2014)
BACED Community ED Survey Results (2014)BACED (In-House)
Results from the Community ED Survey [PDF: 215 K]
CAEDA Needs/Gap Analysis (2013)
CAEDA Needs/Gap Analysis (2013)CAEDA
Partnership funding provided by: FedNor and the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines [PDF: 1.09 MB]
Target Market Study (2013)
Target Market Study (2013)CAEDA
Partnership funding provided by: FedNor and the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines [PDF: 2.70 MB]
DRAFT - Strategic Plan Central Almaguin (2009)
DRAFT - Strategic Plan Central Almaguin (2009) CAEDA
In response to the construction of the upcoming four-lane highway that will by-pass Central Almaguin within the next year, four municipalities have collectively created this regional strategic plan with a vision to help guide their decision making over the next three years. [PDF: 819 KB]
Strategic Plan Central Almaguin (2009)
Strategic Plan Central Almaguin (2009)CAEDA
In response to the construction of the upcoming four-lane highway that will by-pass Central Almaguin within the next year, four municipalities have collectively created this regional strategic plan with a vision to help guide their decision making over the next three years. [PDF: 819 KB]

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