Businesses are the core of local economies, and Minden Hills wants to identify what those ‘core businesses’ are.

The Minden Hills Economic Development Strategic Plan was unveiled last week at a special meeting of council. The plan states that the core businesses are accommodation and food services, retail, health care and social services, construction and finally public administration.

Also in the plan was the suggestion that Minden Hills prioritize revitalizing downtown, experiential retail, tourism, investor attraction, brand marketing, business support, asset improvement and increased engagement of seasonal residents.

Elsewhere in the plan was an infographic that suggested that jobs in the area have gone up since 2011 and will continue on that upwards trend into 2023.