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 
               component segments;
            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.

 Results - Survey on Economic Development