City Ready To Market New Industrial Lots
Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 04:00 AM
Room to Grow - The Packet & Times
Economic growth could be coming to the Sunshine City as early as this spring, says Dan Landry, Orillia's manager of economic development.
The city is currently marketing 10 acres of land in the West Orillia Industrial Park.
"We're certainly hopeful we could have some shovels in the ground in the spring for actual development of businesses accessing the lots from University Avenue," Landry said on Monday.
Orillia's economic development committee (EDC) is advertising...
Survey Says: Co-operation Key To Success
Posted on Friday, December 16, 2011 06:00 AM
The Packet & Times
Bringing Orillia businesses together to educate their employees is one way the Sunshine City is working to spur economic growth.
"We can find efficiencies by getting a number of them together... as opposed to individual businesses who might be looking for that training," said Dan Landry, the city's manager of economic development.
Business training is one of four main focuses of Orillia's business retention and expansion (BRE) committee, a pillar of the city's economic...
City Taking Measures To Accommodate Builders
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 09:15 AM
The Packet & TimesWith 45% of surveyed businesses planning to expand, streamlining the site-plan approval process is a priority at city hall. "We are trying to find efficiencies in the bureaucratic process that will save you time," senior planner Jill Lewis told an audience of more than 40 people Wednesday afternoon at city hall.Builders and business owners with ideas of how the city can streamline the process which is often necessary before applying for a building permit are welcome to make...
Downtown / Waterfront Revitalization on Tap
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2011 06:15 AM
Packet & Times
Orillia's downtown and waterfront revitalization project is moving ahead.The city is ready to award a $174,930 consulting contract to Urban Strategies Inc.Council committee will vote on the contract award at Monday's meeting.Urban Strategies Inc.'s plan included "a consulting team with qualifications and experience in urban design, economic development and market analysis, civil engineering, branding and wayfinding signage design, landscape architecture, architecture and tourism...
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Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2011 11:00 AM
The City of Orillia is pleased to announce the release of its first official Facebook page. Stay tuned to this page for information, news and happenings. Please follow us on Facebook by clicking the "Like" button.