The Slave Lake Regional Tri-Council Economic Development Committee is pleased to announce the completion of the Slave Lake Region Tourism Strategy.
The Strategy was developed over a six month period from July to December, 2015. The process featured extensive research and outreach that involved hundreds of regional residents who contributed through personal interviews, telephone interviews, formal workshops, and electronic surveys. Throughout the citizen and stakeholder engagement process, there was a high level of enthusiasm for building partnerships, creating a visitor-service-oriented mindset, and improving infrastructure and marketing to support growth in tourism.
The resulting Strategy is organized around six strategic goals, each with numerous related initiatives. The recommendations are accompanied by action tables that identify clear steps to implementation, their outcomes and measures, and the partners that can help activate them.
“The Tourism Strategy provides a strong foundation for decision-making, and will really help us to support and expand tourism businesses and diversify our regional economy,” says Economic Development Committee Chair, Tyler Warman. “With such a beautiful natural environment, and being relatively close Edmonton and Calgary markets, tourism development makes sense for the Slave Lake Region.”
The project was funded by a partnership grant from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO), who provided financial and advisory support under the First Nations – Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI).
The Slave Lake Region Tourism Strategy is available in digital format. Contact Darcie Acton, Regional Economic Development Officer, to request the PDF.
Darcie Acton | Regional Economic Development Officer
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