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Economic Development Advisory Committee

The mandate of the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) shall be to assist Council through Staff with their efforts to generate and sustain employment and business investment in the Town of Smiths Falls by:

  • Acting as a sounding board in response to initiatives of the Economic Development Office as well as to business groups and associations in the community;
  • Assisting with various economic development projects initiated by staff;
  • Assisting in the drafting and execution of a detailed economic development plan that is reviewed and updated annually;
  • Seeking out and identifying opportunities to help the town achieve its social-economic development goals;
  • Providing timely information regarding events and issues of importance occurring in and to the local business community;
  • Providing leadership on partnership initiatives with the youth through taking an active mentorship role and supporting partnership development;
  • Identifying any problems or issues the Town needs to deal with to assist local business;
  • Suggesting and recommending to staff ways the town can support, retain and/or attract business investment to the community;
  • Identifying and reporting on competitiveness issues, policy and programs;
  • Assisting with the dissemination of information from the town to the local business community.