Dave Gray, Community Economic Development Officer

(705) 571-1564

Are you a tourism business owner?


Tourism business owners in the RTO12 catchment area are invited to attend on the upcoming “Town Halls” sessions across the region to meet with current board members and receive updates on RTO12 projects and the current 5-year Regional Tourism Strategy, and to hear more about becoming a direction on the Board.

Tourism Town Halls, Meet the Directors – Stakeholder Update March 2019


Regional Economic Development


The Township of Perry is excited to continue their investment in encouraging economic growth throughout the municipality, it’s communities and the broader Almaguin Highlands Region.  2018 brought a successful merger of Southern Almaguin Municipalities through combining the economic development efforts of ECODEV, the Burk’s Falls & Area Community Economic Development (BACED) Committee and the Almaguin Highlands Chamber of Commerce.  Together, we successfully marketed the region’s many tourism assets to both domestic and international markets, made partnership investments in cycling infrastructure and supported our local business communities through delivering a wide range of services and programs.  In addition, partners from all corners of the region worked in partnership to produce the Almaguin Highlands Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan which is aimed at guiding the efforts of all regional stakeholders as we pursue measurable economic growth.


In 2019, we look forward to continuing delivering economic development services as we pursue the development of a unified regional economic development department under the direction of the regional plan.  Businesses, residents and all regional stakeholders can look forward to increased levels of service and access to supportive opportunities and programs through this regional service delivery model.  To learn more about opportunities for business growth, regional initiatives and other exiting opportunities and projects, please contact:


Dave Gray, Ec.D.
Community Economic Development Officer

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