The Central Almaguin Economic Development Association
What do the townships of Machar, Joly and Strong have in common? What do the villages of Sundridge and South River share? What can be said of all five?
The Central Almaguin Economic Development Association, or CAEDA (kay-dah) for short, is made up of the municipalities of Machar, South River, Strong, Sundridge and Joly with the common goal of strengthening the regional economy. In 2006, these municipalities decided that with working together they could become stronger in the pursuit of economic development. Councillors from each area meet together monthly to further regional goals.
CAEDA is focused on ensuring the area’s social and economical stability. The committee supports local businesses, encourages investment, and works to draw tourists to the Central Almaguin region. A major accomplishment was to lobby against the decision for “no signage on Hwy. 11”.
The establishment is committed to being both environmentally and economically friendly, through supporting programs that leave a minimal impact on the surrounding geographical area.
The guiding factors below will give you further insight as to who CAEDA is: They aim to be an effective agent in the attraction, retention, and development of businesses or enterprises which contribute to the economic, social, and general well-being of the communities.
- Act as a liaison between prospecting business people and elected officials and municipal staffing.
- Be a catalyst for economic development initiatives for the municipalities.
- Make every effort to ensure the local human and natural resources are utilized.
- Ensure the projects promoted compliment the preservation of our environment.
- Combine our communities’ complimentary strengths and weaknesses to provide greater synergy.
- Pool resources for investment attraction and economic development
For more information on CAEDA or to view local events and accommodations, please visit the Central Almaguin Economic Development Association website.