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Import Replacement: Local Prosperity for Rural Atlantic Canada

February 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Import Replacement: Local Prosperity for Rural Atlantic Canada – A two-year study uncovers the possibilities.

PUBLIC MEETING and INFORMATION SESSION: Join us for the launch and release of the Import Replacement: Local Prosperity for Rural Atlantic Canada Study, Shelburne Firehall, NS.

In 2015, The Centre for Local Prosperity launched a 2-year project to explore the potential for import replacement in Atlantic Canada, particularly for small, rural and local populations, and to investigate how those communities could become more resilient and prosperous by including it in their economic strategy. The study conducted an in-depth analysis of four communities in the Atlantic Region – Shelburne, NS; Miramichi, NB; Souris, PEI and Burin Peninsula, NL.

Initial outcomes were presented during the Nov 3-6, 2016 Local Prosperity Miramichi conference. On behalf of the Centre for Local Prosperity, we invite you to join us in Shelburne, NS for the release of the final report Import Replacement: Local Prosperity for Rural Atlantic Canada.

The presentation and meeting will include an overview of the study with Bob Cervelli and Gregory Heming (Centre for Local Prosperity) and Dr Karen Foster (Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Rural Futures for Atlantic Canada, Dalhousie University), a slide presentation on the outcomes, followed by a public town hall discussion.

This report provides practical guidance tools ranging from immediately actionable items to techniques for aggregating community wealth through co-operation, buy-local campaigns, local business support systems and the roles for both municipal and provincial governments. The report also shares examples of best practices from some communities actively engaged in import replacement projects.

More information and downloadable PDF study document is also available on our website www.centreforlocalprosperity.ca or contact us at info@centreforlcalprosperity.ca


February 26, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Centre for Local Prosperity


Shelburne Fire Hall
63, King Street
Shelburne, Nova Scotia Canada
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