NOW Lunenburg County has been busy pursuing initiatives in response to the Ivany Report for over a year. Our initial focus on community has been successful in initiating projects and developing connections to improve the outlook of Lunenburg County. We are now shifting our focus to the local economy and believe that this next step will lead to a more connected and prosperous economy for Lunenburg County.
NOW LC held a gathering in June introducing members of the local business community to the work over the last year. It was well received and we were able to gather valuable feedback.
From that gathering we put plans in place to host working sessions on the economy this fall. Our first session took place at NSCC Campus on September 16th. Over 20 people met from a cross sector of our economy and participated in lively discussions. New connections were made, ideas were shared and the following main themes emerged form our conversations; entrepreneurship, labour / workforce and service standards, meaningthe lack of service attitude in dealing with the public in reference to retail, health care, education and commercial business transactions.
The group will reconvene in November and surface the next actionable steps towards a more integrated and prosperous economy. If you would like more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org