Strategies & Actions Theme 4: Local Economy

Strategy 13: Develop a diverse, balanced and vibrant economy.
Actions
Facilitating Partner(s)
Implementing Partner(s)
Priority
4.13.1 Pursue development within the natural resource industry and identify comple mentary businesses that diversify the local economy.
Town of Hinton*
Multiple Partners
Medium
4.13.2 Foster entrepreneurship and encourage small business development and growth within the community (e.g., small business centre of excellence, first year financial incentives).
Hinton and District Chamber of Commerce
Multiple Partners
High
4.13.3 Establish Innovista as a centre of excellence for research and development within an eco-industrial park setting.
Town of Hinton
Town of Hinton
Low
4.13.4 Foster industrial tourism as an opportunity to expand tourism and to showcase resource industries.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
Medium
4.13.5 Develop programs and services to help local businesses expand their products, services and trading areas.
Hinton and District Chamber of Commerce
Multiple Partners, including:
Hinton and District Chamber of Commerce
Medium
4.13.6 Promote and endorse commerce and trade that support people’s efforts to expand local food production operations.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
Medium
4.13.7 Encourage a balance between independent, locally owned businesses and corporate enterprises in the retail and hospitality industry.
Hinton and District Chamber of Commerce
Multiple Partners
Low
4.13.8 Source investment capital from within and outside our community to build the local economy.
Lead Facilitator to be confirmed.*
Town of Hinton
Hinton and District Chamber of Commerce
Multiple Partners
Medium
4.13.9 Work with businesses and employers to attract and retain a balanced workforce that supports a diversified economy, employer of choice and location of choice.
Lead Facilitator to be confirmed.
Town of Hinton
Hinton and District Chamber of Commerce
Town of Hinton
Hinton and District Chamber of Commerce
Medium
4.13.10 Develop secondary manufacturing that utilizes the trade-transportation corridor.
Town of Hinton*
Multiple Partners
Low

Strategy 14: Develop Hinton as the regional hub of the West Yellowhead for all services.
Actions
Facilitating Partner(s)
Implementing Partner(s)
Priority
4.14.1 Attract and retain businesses that equip mountain recreation and leisure activities.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
Medium
4.14.2 Capitalize on free, extensive outdoor opportunities.
Town of Hinton*
Multiple Partners, including:
Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Medium
4.14.3 Ensure lands are available for visitor attraction sites.
Town of Hinton*
Multiple Partners
High
4.14.4 Identify and provide attractive niche programs that promote Hinton as a destination for mountain recreation and leisure (e.g., extreme sports, outdoor education, eco-tourism).
Town of Hinton*
Multiple Partners, including:
Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
High
4.14.5 Expand Hinton’s regional services.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners

High
4.14.6 Creatively promote Hinton as a regional hub provincially and/or nationally through identified local niche business opportunities and healthy community living.
Town of Hinton*
Town of Hinton
Medium
4.14.7 Develop and promote the Hinton community as a tourist destination for mountain recreation and leisure.
Town of Hinton*
Multiple Partners, including:
Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
High
4.14.8 Ensure an adequate supply of real estate for commercial and industrial businesses together with residential options for employees.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
Medium
4.14.9 Expand opportunities for visitors to extend their stay in our community.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners, including:
Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
High
4.14.10 Create a service culture that provides high quality customer services and experiences.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
Medium
4.14.11 Develop the Hinton community as a regional hub for bicycling.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
Medium