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interactive tourism map

ACF13068 Sebastian Paris bedford, quebec

Created November 14, 2011 by Sebastian Paris

Location

bedford, quebec

Funding Level

$50k - $100k (< 2014)

Community Size

More than 1,000

Overview

Our community, which suffers from youth exile due to unemployment, has a great opportunity in the fact that a new highway will reach it within the next year. We could take advantage of this by creating tourism employment for the youth by promoting the area has a great way to access already well-known neighbouring communities as tourist destinations (Sutton, Bromont, etc.). By developing an interactive map to help tourist plan their trip to these areas passing through our community and underline tourist attractions and restaurants on their map, we could influence a certain percentage of these commuters to change their itinerary. If we could convince only 10-15% of these, this would be enough to create employment and business activities and bring back some life into our dying community. This would also give hope for the youth to stay. We have local expertise to create a great web application and website, but no funding to make this intiative take life.