Supporting Economic Development in Kenora-Rainy River
McGuinty Government Strengthening Economy, Creating Jobs
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
Ontario is supporting new businesses, boosting the economy and creating 16 jobs in the Kenora-Rainy River area.
With support from the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), four entrepreneurs are establishing new businesses and growing the region's economy:
- The Bijou Steakhouse, a 55-seat restaurant in Kenora.
- Rainy River Cereal, a wild rice cereal company in Fort Frances.
- Stanley's Foam Insulation, a spray foam insulation business in Vermilion Bay.
- Finland Corners, a 30-seat restaurant with an attached convenience store in Emo.
Investing in northern businesses is an important part of the McGuinty government's Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. A strong northern economy creates local jobs and protects the services that mean the most to families -- health care and education.
Launching a new business can be a daunting challenge, especially for new entrepreneurs. Our support is helping to put the dream of business ownership within the reach of many northerners and encouraging a new generation to build their future close to home.”