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Province Grows North Bay's Retail Sector

McGuinty Government Supports Northern Entrepreneurship

The Ontario government is helping a North Bay specialty clothing dealer expand its business.

Xtreme Apparel & Sportswear will use $23,950 in funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) to purchase new equipment that will allow the company to handle sewing and embroidery needs on site.

The additional work allows the company to move to a larger facility on Cassells Street and is expected to create new jobs over the next three years.

Quick Facts

  • Through its Enterprise North Job Creation Program, the NOHFC has to date invested more than $44.7 million in the expansion of Northern Ontario private sector enterprises.
  • A total of 69 projects have been funded, helping to create nearly 1,600 jobs and sustain another 570 jobs in the North.

Additional Resources


“Supporting small business helps foster a strong economy. The growth of this originally home-based business demonstrates the drive and initiative of our northern entrepreneurs.”

Monique Smith

Minister of Revenue

“Our government is committed to investing in private sector job creation.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines



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