The Municipality of North Grenville released its 2019 Tourism Business Retention and Expansion Report that provides an analysis of the local tourism industry. Throughout the summer months, the Economic Development Department interviewed 30 tourism businesses throughout the municipality to better understand the impact of tourism in the region from a business perspective. Results from the survey will enable the Municipality to identify key areas of improvement and shape policies to better capitalize on the tourism market.
“Council recognizes the incredible impact the tourism industry has on economic development in North Grenville. As one of eastern Ontario’s fastest growing communities, this report provides vital information on ways we can continue to develop tourism and support local business in our community,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.
The key recommendations outlined in the report include, improved signage, promotion (such as a dedicated visitor guide), highlight and grow our strengths (promote festivals and accentuate our outdoor assets), and increased Municipal support and communication.
Support for the project was provided by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and special thanks goes to the business owners and staff who participated in the interview.
The full report is available at: www.investnorthgrenville.ca.