1.  To work with member communities to achieve

    economic development targets.

2.  To promote business development in various

    industry sectors.

3.  To act as a liaison with member communities,

    government departments and other agencies to

    facilitate overall economic development.

4.  To provide financial, technical and professional

    assistance to businesses.

5.  To participate with other agencies on regional

    development matters.

6.  To encourage participation in various forms of

    business training.