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Economic Development Strategy


The Township of Lake of Bays Economic Development Strategy, dated November 2017, prepared by McSweeney & Associates, provides the Township with strategic direction to guide an ongoing economic development program.

As the result of a comprehensive community consultation and strategy development process, the Economic Development Strategy identifies 22 Strategic Priority Actions within the 5 Strategic Themes of:

1. Business Support and Development (11 priority actions)
2. Communications, Marketing and Branding (4 priority actions)
3. Community Infrastructure (2 priority actions)
4. Tourism (3 priority actions)
5. Workforce Development, Retention and Attraction (2 priority actions)


The final strategy was received and approved by Council on November 21, 2017. Click below to access the strategy documents:

Township of Lake of Bays Economic Development Strategy (November 2017)

Township of Lake of Bays Situational Analysis (June 2017)



Grateful acknowledgement must be made to the members of the Lake of Bays Economic Development Strategy Project Advisory Group for their guidance and assistance in designing this process.

  • Don Eastwood
  • Angie Heydon
  • Jennifer McCague
  • Melinda Zytaruk
  • Michael Peppard (Council rep)
  • Jennifer Clancy (Staff rep)

Participation from members of the business community, general public, elected officials, municipal staff, and regional support organizations has been valuable in providing insights to help shape the Township of Lake of Bays Economic Development Strategy. By working together, the community of Lake of Bays can impact positive changes to its local economy.



If you have any questions, please contact:

Jennifer Clancy
Economic Development Coordinator

Township of Lake of Bays
Tel: 705-635-2272 ext.235
Email Jennifer

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