Developing Economic Strategies
The Municipality of Trent Lakes is committed to working with the business community to aid in developing economic strategies that will contribute to a positive environment for new businesses, expanding businesses, business relocations and investor tours.
Economic Development Advisory Committee
This committee identifies advises Council regarding programs and initiatives that help stimulate and grow our local economy.
Current Committee Members:
- Mayor Janet Clarkson
- Councillor Carol Armstrong
- Christine Brickman
- Dick Persson
- John Wright
- Neil Buchanan
- Tom Conlon
Buckhorn Greenspace/Streetscape Design Plan
In June of 2018 the Municipality of Trent Lakes approved a Buckhorn Streetscape & Greenspace Plan (Plan). The Buckhorn Streetscape Greenspace Plan provides a design guideline to transform the downtown public areas of the hamlet of Buckhorn into a cohesive, attractive and inviting environment that will benefit all of the municipality by providing a central hub for economic growth, expansion and services promoting community wellbeing. Implementation of the Plan will be phased in over time based on funding projects each year and examines sidewalks, traffic flow, parking spaces, shared roads and trees and landscaping. Improving and revitalizing this area of Trent Lakes, with both water and road access, is hoped to attract visitors as a gateway to exploring the rest of our beautiful municipality and promote and support sustainable economic growth opportunities.
Buckhorn Community Improvement Incentive Programs
Community Improvement Plans (CIP) help business owners improve and enhance through revitalization and redevelopment, specific areas and locations within a municipality. CIP’s offer financial incentives for facade improvements, improved signage and exterior enhancements. Applications for the Municipality’s CIP are accepted on a continuous basis.
The Municipality of Trent Lakes approved a Buckhorn Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for the hamlet of Buckhorn that provides guidelines and financial incentives to property owners to improve, revitalize, and rehabilitate their properties within the Plan area. Downtown commercial businesses will find incentives and assistance to improve their businesses. The CIP is intended to promote community rehabilitation and beautification.
Business incentives programs are now available for:
- Landscape Improvement Grant
- Building Improvement Grant or Loan
- Improved Signage Grant
Please refer to the Incentive Guide below for eligibility requirements and more information on the programs and a complete application package.
- Buckhorn Community Improvement Plan
- Buckhorn CIP Incentive Program Guide
- Buckhorn CIP Incentive Application
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