FUTURE: Sault Ste. Marie

Economic Growth and Diversity Action Team


Sault Ste. Marie will be recognized as a smart, growing, high quality-of-life community that is the home of dynamic industrial sectors, life-enhancing  research and progressive post-secondary institutions. As a result, our community will attract talent and capital, and will support a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem.


The committee will function as a study/recommend team that will engage with residents, sector professionals and related stakeholders to recommend to the Community Development Roundtable areas of opportunity to grow our economy and achieve sustainable prosperity for citizens.


Initial questions for the Economic Growth and Diversity working committee to consider include:

  • What are the key components of a community framework to ensure to establish economic prosperity?
  • What are the priority actions to address gaps in our community that are preventing economic prosperity?
  • What will our community look like when we are successful by 2037?  How will our community have to be developed to achieve what’s required for success?  
  • What are the core focused and specific ideas that will generate lasting economic diversification and growth which will in turn grow our population?
  • How do we effectively engage our private sector community in this initiative to build momentum?


Lead: Susan George
Matt Shoemaker
Kevin Wyer
Karen Bird
Dan Hollingsworth
Pete Bruijins
Jonathon Coulman
Ashlee Gerard
Francine Floreani
Tim Lavoie
Jeff Elgie
Jennifer Johnson
Ralph Barker


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