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Ontario supports South Central economic growth

McGuinty Government Partners With Communities To Bring Jobs And Opportunity

The provincial government is helping communities in south central Ontario respond to changes in the global economy.

The South Central Community Development Corporation will use $175,500 in government funding to improve economic planning across the region.

The not-for-profit corporation assists communities in an area from Cambridge in the south to Midland in the North, and from Lake Huron in the west to Orillia in the east.

The strategic information provided by the project will help local communities plan more effectively for economic growth and identify areas where it is advantageous to work together at a regional level - for example on skills development or investment marketing.

Quick Facts

  • Funding for this announcement is being provided under Ontario's Communities in Transition initiative.
  • The South Central Community Development Corporation (SCCDC) comprises seven Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs). CFDCs are funded by the federal government and support local economic growth by providing business advisory services, access to business capital and strategic community planning.

Additional Resources


“This project is about working with local communities to equip them with the valuable information that is the first step in building a very targeted and tailored economic plan.”

Sandra Pupatello

Minister of Economic Development

“Our organization represents a diverse range of communities with differing economic development priorities. This support will help ensure our partners have access to the best information to make strategic decisions for long-term growth.”

Rick Whittaker

President, South Central Community Development Corporation



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