Since 2001, CEDEC has played a key role in mobilizing the community of the Lower North Shore to create local development plans for communities across the entire region. As an evolution of this process, additional CEDEC team members have been engaged as part of the Entrepreneurial Approach Initiative which is identifying concrete actions and projects to advance economic priorities identified in the community plans.
The Entrepreneurial Approach Initiative will also set the stage for the CEDEC Small Business Support Network to work with potential and existing small business owners, many of whom are related to the tourism industry.
CEDEC’s Entrepreneurial Approach Project team is composed of four individuals situated across the Coast:In the coming months, CEDEC will analyze and research the region’s Municipal Tourism and Community Plans to identify economic opportunities and priorities. CEDEC will also hold public consultations in the five municipalities on the Lower North Shore to highlight the great economic potential of the opportunities and obtain feedback and active participation from citizens, stakeholders and partners across the entire region.
Additionally, our team will listen to the needs of local entrepreneurs and, in turn, provide assistance through workshops, webinars, personal development courses and so on. Workshops have already been planned for this coming Fall 2012 and Spring 2013. For more information, visit www.cedec.ca.
To date, CEDEC has developed the project’s work plan and communications plan and has also established the project’s Advisory Committee. Current members of the Advisory Committee include: