Asset mapping has grown to prominence as an essential tool in community and regional economic development.
The benefits of mapping include:
Resource Identification: Existing resources that can be utilized to support development initiatives are isolated ensuring congruency between strategy and natural strengths of the region.
Foundation for Strategic Planning and Implementation: Asset mapping lays the foundation for strategic planning and provides a benchmark from which to measure progress over time,
Understanding of Key Regional Systems and Linkages
Catalyst for Partnership: Leaders can see common interests and organizational links which can motivate them to strengthen or form new partnerships.
Organizing and Motivational Tool for Implementation: Asset mapping is a tool to assist in engaging stakeholders in a regional development. The mapping team members often become the cornerstone of future development activities.
Video: “Local Assets can be Economic Generators”
'Mapping Assets and Barriers' Module 4 of the Grow Our Region Learning Series
This self paced learning module how asset mapping is a foundational element in regional economic development.
IN THE MEMBERS ONLY SECTION YOU WILL FIND:
Asset mapping in the cultural, sport, natural resource and manufacturing sectors
Community and neighbourhood asset mapping
Youth asset mapping
Toolkits and guides to support in mapping implementation