October 2, 2019
THE CAPE BRETON PARTNERSHIP WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU
(Cape Breton, NS) – The landscape of Cape
Breton-Unama’ki is changing. Innovative new businesses are appearing across the
island, the international student population is growing at unprecedented rates,
and traditional industries such as seafood and tourism are providing renewed
energy and growth. There is a sense of optimism in the air and we need a
strategy to guide us towards a prosperous future for Cape Breton-Unama’ki.
Island’s private sector-led economic development organization, the Cape Breton
Partnership is leading the development of an Island-wide economic and
population growth strategy to help our region work together to grow Cape
Breton-Unama’ki. To inform the strategy, Cape Bretoners are being asked to take
a survey to share their perspectives, ideas, and experiences.
first time in our history, we have municipal units and First Nation communities
coming together to support regional economic development initiatives through
the Regional Enterprise Network model,” says Carla Arsenault, Cape Breton
Partnership President & CEO. “The time has never been better to come together
to create a plan that benefits the entire Island.”
Breton Partnership has hired Group ATN Consulting Inc. to prepare the strategy.
This will include an extensive outreach and engagement process. The strategy
will be completed in early 2020.
addition to the public survey, Group ATN will be engaging with a broad range of
key stakeholders and rights-based holders from across the Island, including
First Nation communities, municipalities, entrepreneurs, businesses, social
enterprises, and those involved in the cultural and tourism sectors. This
outreach and engagement process will be an important contributor to the
development and refinement of a new economic and population growth strategy.
The survey takes
12-15 minutes and is available online at www.capebretonpartnership.com/growthstrategy.
There you will find a discussion paper along with the survey.
The Cape Breton Partnership is Cape Breton-Unama’ki’s private sector-led
economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by
promoting our island as a great place to live and invest; growing a culture
that values and celebrates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and
connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed.
For more information, visit https://capebretonpartnership.com.
Consulting Inc., part of the m5 group of companies, is a diversified consultancy
serving the public and private sectors, First Nations and Aboriginal Interests
and Non-Government Organizations. Group ATN also specializes in economic impact
analysis and tourism.