This RFP closes February 11, 2022 at 2pm MDT
Full details/requirements here: pdf RFP Lacombe County Economic Development Strategy (945 KB)
Lacombe County invites qualified service providers to submit proposals to create a comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (EDS) that will clearly outline priorities for the next five years. These priorities will be organized into an implementation plan, listing goals and objectives, and categorizing them as short, medium, or long-term. Priorities should include; the support and further development of our existing businesses, attraction of new investment, increased available jobs and attraction and retention of skilled workers and residents.
Currently, no EDS exists for the County, however, other internal plans and guides will be key in its development. These include but are not limited to: Municipal Development Plan (MDP), Strategic Plan, Land Use Bylaw (LUB), Intermunicipal Development Plans (IDPs), and Area Structure Plans (ASPs). Other documents include the Community Profile, Business Development Guide, and Agriculture Guide. The aim is to create an EDS that allows for overall growth and realizes the regions’ tremendous potential.
The EDS will be a five-year plan, that will provide a clear direction and expected outcomes based on the consultation process as well as a measure of flexibility. The final EDS must be endorsed by Council and will be implemented by staff. It requires regular review and updating to ensure that it remains relevant.