New Economic Development Strategy
The City of Langley is pleased to announce the successful completion of its Economic Development Strategy following a presentation by staff and Lions Gate Consulting at the Regular Council Meeting on March 5th, 2012.
Mayor Peter Fassbender stated that “the intent of the Strategy is to identify a clear set of goals, objectives and specific actions to further enhance the City of Langley as The Place To Be…for Economic Development.” The Economic Development Strategy builds upon the City’s strengths and determines what economic opportunities should be targeted and how best to pursue them. The Strategy provides the reader with an understanding of key community trends affecting the community and its residents. The Strategy methodology incorporates the feedback obtained through a series of personal interviews conducted in December 2011 and January 2012 with community stakeholders representing the City, the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Langley Business Association, and the business and development community.
The following four goals for economic development were identified based on the review of various community plans and feedback obtained during the interview process:
- A competitive and vibrant downtown area
- A recognized regional destination for new development
- Infrastructure Renewal (underground and above ground) that encourages economic activity and contributes to the City’s quality of life
- Strong sector partnerships that facilitate investment activity, job creation and economic diversity.
The Strategy recommendations and implementation are structured around the following eight themes: Information and Research, Business Development, Marketing and Attraction, Downtown, Infrastructure Renewal, Tourism, Film, and Education.
Copies of the Economic Development Strategy will be available to download on the City’s web-site at http://city.langley.bc.ca/images/Reports/economic_development_strategy.pdf.
For more information, contact 604-514-2815.