NRRM Strategic Plan 2019 - 2022

In 2019, Regional Council adopted a vision and set of strategic priorities to guide the decision-making process and activities at the Municipality. Regional Council has updated its vision to state:

"The NRRM will be resilient - using available resources to maintain balance across the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the community.

With diverse choices and ample opportunities for employment, education, recreation, housing and health and wellness services, the Northern Rockies will thrive.

We will proudly embrace the character of our unique northern communities and create innovative solutions that enhance our qualify of life."

In support of this vision, the intent to strengthen and diversity the economy is set out as a top strategic priority. View the NRRM Strategic Plan 2019 - 2022 for more details.

Regional Economic Development

Economic development is progressing and continues to forge ahead, assisted by recommendations in the NRRM Regional Economic Strategy (2019). Promising developments that are expected to contribute to the Northern Rockies' vision include:

  • Renewed interest in the forest sector;
  • Optimism regarding Final Investment Decisions on the establishment of a major biomass production facility;
  • The commissioning of a Distributed LNG Facility in Fort Nelson with the promise of more to come;
  • Fort Nelson First Nation's progress on a significant Geothermal Energy project;
  • Growth in local agriculture production;
  • The relaxation of travel restrictions with the prospect of restored activity in the hospitality, transportation and tourism sectors;
  • Positive feedback from the NRRM's “Look North” initiative that identifies economic opportunities in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Taken as a whole, these advances will likely contribute to the sustainable employment, business and prosperity that the Northern Rockies and its residents continue to work for. The NRRM Labour and Economic Study (2021) is a great source for more detailed, current information.