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To capitalize on the unique Community Economic Development opportunities of the Emerson Franklin area. Our overall vision is to strive to bring growth to our communities and sustain that growth by developing a dynamic economy, ensuring a high quality of life and maintaining a healthy environment. 

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To encourage, attract and promote business, jobs, and education to enhance our community.

Pillar 1: Port Authority and
Service Corridor Development 

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To create a Port Authority that will: 

  • Create jobs directly related to the Port area and throughout the municipality and region 

  • Foster new infrastructure and technologies 

  • Attract new investment to the entire municipality 

  • Enhance the community as a result of Port (i.e. commercial/ retail development, housing and community/regional amenities) 

  • Create border specific and municipal/regional spin- off benefits such as tourism and trade related business 

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