Elliot Lake Economic Development & Diversification Strategy
Elliot Lake! Practical Solutions for Practical Realities
In May 2012, the Elliot Lake Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC), acting on the behalf of the City of Elliot Lake, retained the consulting services of urbanMetrics and BrookMcIlroy. The consultants were retained by EDAC to lead and prepare a 10-year Economic Development and Diversification Strategy. The last time an economic development strategy had been prepared in Elliot Lake was 1994. The economic landscape of Northern Ontario has changed since that time and a new strategy is in order to meet the challenges of today.
The initial focus of the consultants was to explore the possibilities of diversifying Elliot Lake's existing business environment, including the preparation of an implementation and monitoring plan for the community to execute. Following the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall, the scope was was expanded to include a Retail Market Demand and Impact Analysis to help revitalize the commercial heart of Elliot Lake, and to provide professional planning advice aimed at coordinating the redevelopment of Elliot Lake's downtown area.
The plan was developed over an eight month period with input form over 500 community stakeholders. The resulting plan is available in English and French by clicking the links below.
During this time, the City of Elliot Lake as completed a Retail Market Demand and Impact Analysis which is also available below.