NORFOLK COUNTY, Ont. – August 23, 2018 – Citizens, business owners, farmers and workers across Norfolk County are encouraged to provide their feedback about the future of the local economy.

Online surveys are open until September 4 to gather opinions on the municipality’s Economic Development Strategy Review.

One survey asks citizens to outline strengths, weaknesses and opportunities within the Norfolk County economy. Another survey asks for feedback on the community’s readiness to respond to opportunity.

Links to the surveys are listed on the Strategic Review web page at norfolkbusiness.ca/strategy.

Results of both surveys will be shared with participants attending round table gatherings later this fall. Recommended directions and priorities will be communicated to Norfolk County’s new Council in 2019.

“Almost 700 people have responded to the surveys so far, but we hope many more will participate,” said Clark Hoskin, Director of Tourism and Economic Development for Norfolk County.

After the online surveys close in September, community round table meetings will be held in Delhi (September 20), Waterford (September 27) and Port Rowan (October 3). Dates for Simcoe and Port Dover will be announced soon.

Sector round tables will also be held for Young Professionals and Youth (October 23) and Agriculture (October 25). Dates for Tourism, Manufacturing and Emerging Economies will be announced soon.

Media contact:

Clark Hoskin
Director, Tourism and Economic Development
Email: clark.hoskin@norfolkcounty.ca