Economic Development Committee

Formed as a Committee of Council in January 2001, the EDC consists primarily of community volunteers supplemented by members of Clearview Council and Senior Staff. Council approves appointments and the members will serve the balance of the Council term.

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Contact Information

For information regarding the Economic Development Committee, please contact Steve Sage, CAO at (705) 428-6230 ext. 228 or 

Guiding Principals

Clearview Township Council and staff are committed to fostering the growth of a vibrant and sustainable local economy that will bring employment opportunities, create prosperity and improve quality of life for our residents.  The re-establishment of an Economic Development Committee (EDC) is part of this commitment.
Council has developed broad guidelines for the EDC that will allow the committee to be creative and fully utilize the talents of its members while ensuring that the committee’s efforts are focused on the priority sectors identified by Council.
The following principals will guide the work of the EDC:
Beautiful landscapes, Friendly people.  The physical attributes of our Township and our strong communities are our greatest assets and should form the foundation of our efforts to brand and market our Township as a place to live and do business.  Quality of life is what differentiates us.
Working with what we have.  Lack of serviced commercial lands is a significant constraint but economic development efforts in the near term should be focused on what we can do with the infrastructure we have in place.
Be Bold and Creative.  The EDC and Township should be willing to take bold steps that show Clearview is a progressive, creative, forward-thinking place to do business.
Priority Sectors.  Council has identified four priority areas for development efforts:
Agriculture – including commercial and value-added activities, capitalizing on the local food movement, agri-tourism, and specialized production

Commercial Development – including knowledge economy and other low infrastructure demand industries, focusing on Stayner as 
the commercial hub of the Township

Tourism – including overnight accommodation development, eco and agri tourism, promotion of Township and regional amenities

Recreation – including the expansion and promotion of our multi use trail network