Camden Council is calling on residents to have a say in plans to encourage economic growth in the area.
Council is finalizing its strategy for employment centers and sites and developing a revitalized economic development strategy for the region to support Camden’s future.
Camden Mayor Theresa Fedeli said these strategies would play different roles in stimulating Camden’s economic growth and therefore it was important to hear from the Camden community regarding their development.
âThe economic development strategy will mainly focus on supporting local businesses, attracting investment, stimulating economic activity and encouraging dynamic places,â said Cr Fedeli.
âWhile the strategy of employment centers and plots aims to provide a future vision and strategic direction from a land use planning perspective in order to ensure the successful development of the centers and the sustainable growth of the plots of land. employment in the Camden area. “
These documents will also set out the vision for Camden’s inner city development over the next 10 to 20 years, as well as identify key priorities and actions for economic development, business support and investment attraction.
âIt is so important that we encourage vibrant and connected centers and promote a diverse and growing local economy, while continuing to create a place and environment that our community is proud of,â said Cr Fedeli. .
“There is no bad idea when we think and collaborate, so I encourage anyone who feels connected to Camden to participate in the consultation process.”
The Council encourages the community to contribute to this process through:
- An online business survey, for Camden area business owners and operators, and an online community, or âlocationâ survey, for anyone who interacts with Camden. These surveys will inform the creation of the Economic Development Strategy and will end on Monday, June 14.
- In-person business workshops, which will cover both strategies. There will be two sessions for business owners and operators to choose from – either Monday June 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. or Tuesday June 8 from 10 a.m. to noon, both at the Camden Civic Center
- Open session Wednesday June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Camden Library and a webinar on Thursday June 10 from noon to 1 p.m.