The Town of Penhold is pursuing some funding from Infrastructure Canada in the amount of 1.6 million dollars from the Active Transport Grant. The Town has a goal of completing Penhold’s 6 km trail system and add in some water features at the Penhold Regional Multiplex ponds.
Town Council hired Paul Salvatore from Municipal Experts Inc. to move forward four key areas which include the following:
- Identifying opportunities; setting up a Customer Relationship Management System.
- Investment Attraction – build the business case for Why Penhold with costing scenarios; concept drawings; easy to use menu.
- Business retention and Expansion – connecting with current businesses; find a business focused media strategy and possibly assist with financial opportunities.
- Community Growth through residential Development looking for a geo-targeted campaign via social media and looking at a feasibility study for senior housing options.
Penhold Town Council put a fifth item, ‘tourism’ on hold until the above areas have been enhanced.