A strategic planning exercise was done in 2012 to translate into action the basis for the mission of the CMA's economic component, that is, to "Ensure a long-term sustainable economic legacy of Acadia of the Lands and Forests".
Business people and economic stakeholders from New-Brunswick, Quebec and the United States were consulted to identify potential solutions. The strategic planning prepare by Raymond Chabot Grant-Thornton study suggested more than 80 actions combined predominantly into 10 recommendations.
1. Formation of various structuring committees on the
Acadia of the Lands and Forests territory;
2. Support the creation of a free trade zone between Canada
and the United States;
3. Harmonize the approach of the three touristic regions;
4. Promote the territory, local businesses and creating promoting
tools of Acadia and the Lands and Forests;
5. Determine the economic component segments;
6. Promote the CMA 2014 and its territory to the economic
7. Collaboration with educational institutions;
8. Initiating precongress event;
9. Evaluate the workforce challenge;
10. Integrate environmental responsibility in the CMA 2014.
Since then, numerous presentations made to business people and stakeholders made us realize that it was time to implement a plan of action to determine the issues and most promising sectors in order to increase the economic development on the territory and lay the foundation for a new communal economic space.