Economic Development and Tourism

Town of Preeceville

Headwaters of the Assiniboine

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An Economic Development and Tourism Committee was established to  manage the economic development programs, promote, expand and enhance tourism development of the community and to advise council on projects to improve or extend any economic development, recreational development, area promotion and/or area tourism.


There is a sub-committee, Preeceville EDC Growth Fund Inc., which was formed to review and recommend approval of small business loans to the Saskatchewan Economic and Co-operative Development Small Business Loan Association Program.  


Committee members are: 

  • Garth Harris, Chair
  • Maureen Johnson, Vice-Chair
  • Amanda Balyski
  • Mark Bourassa
  • Agnes Murrin
  • Darin Newton
  • Jason Wardle


Mission Statement
Identify and encourage economic development and tourism initiatives for the Town of Preeceville through facilitation and coordination of people, research and ideas.

Goals

  • Broaden the economic base of Preeceville through business development and job creation
  • Act as an umbrella organization for economic development organizations in the Preeceville area
  • Increase the economic development resources available to businesses and economic development organizations
  • Provide support services with complete accurate information to businesses in the area of economic development
  • Provide tourism services and programs on behalf of Preeceville and area


Priority Items

Economic Development

  • Our population is knowledgable and supportive of Economic Development
  • Marketing Buy-In for the promotion of Tourism Guide
  • Senior Housing Development both private and public
  • Town of Preeceville Website promotion and use of
  • Support fundraising for the Integrated Health Care Facility
  • Hunting and fishing promotion of the area


Tourism

  • Our population is knowledgable and supportive of tourism
  • Creation of the Summer Tourism Guide
  • Major Events Promotion including Birthdays and Old Home Week
  • Regional Tourism Promotion
  • Identifying and promoting local tourist attractions


Recreation

  • Our population is knowledgable and supportive of recreational activities
  • Creation of the Leisure and Recreation Guide
  • Increase physical activity for children and youth through programs such as the after school club
  • Promotion of activites for children ages 10 to 17 in age appropriate language
  • Community awareness programs, facilities and events through radio, internet and print advertising
  • Walking, hiking and geocahing trails
  • Cross Country ski trail program and activities
  • Survey citizens on targeted recreational activities


Projects

Economic Development

  • Update of  Community Profile
  • Review of the Business Retention and Expansion Program
  • Development of a Strategic Plan


Tourism

  • Creation of a Tourism Marketing Consortium
  • Identification and Promotion of Local Tourist Attractions


Recreation

  • Development of a Strategic Plan including a green space development
  • Expansion of the Recreation Centre programs
  • Expansion of the Legion Hall Programs
  • Recommendation for expansion and development of Annie Laurie Beach Area
  • Initiate or support efforts to attract small to mid scale recreation and sporting events to Preeceville


Core Services

Local Initiative and Project Management
The Preeceville EDC is responsible for initiating and managing local projects and programs that will enable the growth and development of Preeceville’s economy.

Client Services
The EDC is responsible for assisting clients with new and existing business needs which includes providing information, assistance in preparation of business plans, financial and grant applications, small business loans and any other services directed by the EDC or engaged by the Economic Development Officer.

Marketing
The EDC is responsible for promoting the Town of Preeceville and the Preeceville businesses on a local, regional, provincial and national level.