What is Community Economic Development?
Community Economic Development (CED) is local community action that provides economic opportunities and improves social conditions in a sustainable way. It is a community-based process that combines social and economic development to foster the economic, social, ecological, and cultural well-being of communities.
HCDC and Community Economic Development
The Haliburton County Development Corporation is a community-driven agency that supports economic development and encourages the development, implementation and sustainability of initiatives that contribute to job creation, a resilient, vibrant community and a healthy natural environment. The ultimate goal is to have a community that is a great place to live and for businesses to flourish.
Staff and HCDC volunteers are involved in many different community initiatives and bring that knowledge and experience to our CED work. HCDC is involved as a catalyst, facilitator, participant and funder for a wide range of community economic development initiatives in economic, social, ecological, and cultural sectors in Haliburton County. HCDC has a set of strategic priorities, which guide our community economic development work.
HCDC works collaboratively with other agencies and community stakeholders to identify opportunities for development and to foster an entrepreneurial spirit within the County. We provide support for short term projects as well as long term community initiatives.