Councilor Colleen McKee reported to Council on her part in the Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Regional Development Training in Economic Development For Practitioners and Municipal Leaders. She said the course gives community leaders specialized information on the strategies, tools and resources needed to help their communities thrive including economic development, business investment, tourism and industrial development, leveraging public and private partnerships, bringing the whole community together and how to create effective outcomes for your community.
McKee says she has learned that Flin Flon is not alone in looking at stabilizing their community and other communities involved have brought some good ideas to the table and with the people we have in Flin Flon we are going to be fine. She says we have to be a friendly and inviting business area, its critical that we develop regional partnerships, determine if our community is investment ready and develop a process of helping businesses setting up in our community while building on our existing businesses.
Mayor Cal Huntley added steps are already being taken to look at different opportunities to enhance and expand what we already have and preliminary regional development meetings have been held with Creighton and Denare Beach.