Orangeville's Business and Economic Development Advisory Committee (BEDAC) makes recommendations to Council regarding the promotion of economic growth and stability in the Town. View our economic development supports and services.

Meetings, minutes and agendas

BEDAC meets four times a year, or at the call of the Chair. View our committee calendar to learn about the dates of upcoming meetings and to review the meeting agenda and past meeting minutes.

Request to Present

If you wish to make a presentation to the Committee, you may submit your request online. A printable version of the form is also available through the link below.

Request to Present to an Advisory Committee

Join the committee

We will advertise all committee vacancies and request applications when necessary.

Committee composition

The committee consists of eight members, including:

  • one member of Council
  • one representative of the business community (manufacturing, post-secondary education, professional services, creative sector)
  • two members of the general public

The committee also includes one member appointed by each of the following groups:

Required skills

In order to join BEDAC, you should have the following skills:

  • experience and knowledge of manufacturing, post-secondary education, professional services, or creative sectors
  • business experience and expertise

Goals and objectives

The goals and objectives of the Business and Economic Development Advisory Committee are to:

  • hear and consider representations by individuals, organizations or delegations of citizens with respect to economic development, tourism and culture and make recommendations as warranted
  • provide advice on matters associated with major Economic Development and Culture plans
  • provide advice and comment on decisions the Economic Development and Culture Division may take forward to Council
  • act as liaison to the public, business community and investors in support of the development and prosperity of the business community
  • remain fully informed and act as a strategic planning advisor on tourism projects, cultural initiatives and business undertakings in the community as well as proposed future projects which could support the retention and expansion of Orangeville's business community
  • participate in relevant ad hoc sub-committees as established and deemed necessary for a specific purpose by the BEDAC or by Council


The purpose of the Business and Economic Development Advisory Committee is to:

  • advise Council on the Economic Development and Culture Plans and how to achieve economic goals
  • advise and make recommendations to Council regarding policies, strategies and implementation plans to support and enhance the Town of Orangeville's business and economic development, tourism and cultural programs
  • assist the administration of the Town of Orangeville to implement approved Business and Economic Development plans