Orono Economic Development Strategy

The Village of Orono is seeing a lot of change including a visible drop in population and the closing of downtown businesses as people move away. In order to revitalize the area the Orono Business Improvement Area (BIA), the Clarington Board of Trade and Office of Economic Development (CBOT), as well as the Municipality of Clarington are partnering to develop a strategy to overturn these trends and attract new business and investment to Orono. But first, we want to hear what you have to say about your community.

Orono Economic Development Strategy

The Orono Business Improvement Area (BIA), the Clarington Board of Trade (CBOT) and the Municipality of Clarington have initiated an Economic Development Strategy (EDS) for Orono, with the assistance of Mellor Murray Consulting and Jupia Consulting Inc.

Project Objectives

The Economic Development Strategy for Orono will implement Council Policies from the Municipality of Clarington’s Official Plan. The strategy will support the needs of Orono’s urban residents and surrounding rural population, to help create a complete and sustainable community by promoting Orono’s businesses and downtown; increasing the housing options; and promoting the development and redevelopment of Orono’s employment lands.

Phase One: Fact Finding

The consultants have completed the Draft Findings and Issues Report to support the development of an Economic Development Strategy for Orono. Please find the report below.

Phase Two: Consultation Phase

Thank you for your participation in the public consultation phase of the study. The consultation phase included: key stakeholder and youth workshops, key stakeholder interviews, an online community forum, and a survey.

Orono Youth Workshop

Phase Three: Analysis and Recommendations

The consultants have identified the Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats and Opportunities in Orono.

Using this analysis, the consultants will provide recommendations, and produce the Economic Development Strategy. Please stay tuned for the draft Economic Development Strategy.

The Village of Orono is seeing a lot of change including a visible drop in population and the closing of downtown businesses as people move away. In order to revitalize the area the Orono Business Improvement Area (BIA), the Clarington Board of Trade and Office of Economic Development (CBOT), as well as the Municipality of Clarington are partnering to develop a strategy to overturn these trends and attract new business and investment to Orono. But first, we want to hear what you have to say about your community.

Orono Economic Development Strategy

The Orono Business Improvement Area (BIA), the Clarington Board of Trade (CBOT) and the Municipality of Clarington have initiated an Economic Development Strategy (EDS) for Orono, with the assistance of Mellor Murray Consulting and Jupia Consulting Inc.

Project Objectives

The Economic Development Strategy for Orono will implement Council Policies from the Municipality of Clarington’s Official Plan. The strategy will support the needs of Orono’s urban residents and surrounding rural population, to help create a complete and sustainable community by promoting Orono’s businesses and downtown; increasing the housing options; and promoting the development and redevelopment of Orono’s employment lands.

Phase One: Fact Finding

The consultants have completed the Draft Findings and Issues Report to support the development of an Economic Development Strategy for Orono. Please find the report below.

Phase Two: Consultation Phase

Thank you for your participation in the public consultation phase of the study. The consultation phase included: key stakeholder and youth workshops, key stakeholder interviews, an online community forum, and a survey.

Orono Youth Workshop

Phase Three: Analysis and Recommendations

The consultants have identified the Strengths, Weaknesses, Threats and Opportunities in Orono.

Using this analysis, the consultants will provide recommendations, and produce the Economic Development Strategy. Please stay tuned for the draft Economic Development Strategy.

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