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Case Study

GROWING AGRICULTURE: A RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY FOR YOUR MUNICIPALITY
DANIELLE COLLINS, ONTARIO FEDERATION OF AGRICULTURE

Rural economic development strategies promote communities as a place to live, work and play by attracting a skilled workforce, retaining local businesses, charming visitors and offering open community spaces. In an urbanizing world, thriving rural communities will be those that implement economic development strategies that will keep their community adapting and evolving.

“Today, the agriculture and agri-food sector is one of the largest industries in the province, providing 1 in 8 jobs and contributing $36 billion in GDP annually.”

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