Last Call to Share Ideas for #gs2025

Mar 16, 2015

For Immediate Release
Monday, March 16, 2015

How can we ensure Greater Sudbury’s economic prosperity – now, and in the decade ahead?  The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) is seeking the public’s input on how to create jobs and attract talent to our community. Provide your input on an Economic Development plan which will outline a strategy to capitalize on opportunities and spearhead economic initiatives over the next ten years.   

The public input process will come to an end March 24. Four public sessions are scheduled to this week:

Greater Sudbury Public Library New Sudbury Library, 1346 LaSalle Blvd., Sudbury, on Monday, March 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Wahnapitae Community Centre, 161 Glenbower Cres., Wahnapitae, on Tuesday, March 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Greater Sudbury Public Library Main Library, 74 Mackenzie St., Sudbury, on Wednesday, March 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Greater Sudbury Public Library South End Library, 1991 Regent St., Sudbury, on Thursday, March 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

If you are unable to attend a public session but would still like to provide input, complete the online feedback form at You can also share your ideas on social media at or on Twitter and Instagram using #gs2025.

The ideas and information collected will be reviewed and used to shape the first draft of the GSDC “From the Ground Up – gs2025” economic development strategic plan. The document will be available for public review in April.

Economic development plans are used as a resource by Greater Sudbury Council and the GSDC to guide municipal decisions and actions that will lead to the creation of a local economic climate that: generates significant employment opportunities; attracts know-how and talent; provides a high quality of life and a higher than average standard of living. Economic development plans chart a course of strategies and actions to leverage existing strengths and to identify and respond to new opportunities.

“From the Ground Up – gs2025” is piloted by the GSDC and the Economic Development Strategic Plan Steering Committee, which represents a cross-section of the community and its economic sectors. The plan will be published later in 2015.