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Ontario Helps Build Stronger Parry Sound Economy

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Ontario Helps Build Stronger Parry Sound Economy

McGuinty Government Helps Attract New Industry And Business

The Parry Sound Area is setting its sights on a stronger economy by looking to expand its commercial and industrial base.

Through its Northern Communities Investment Readiness (NCIR) initiative, the Ontario government is providing $20,000 to support a market study aimed at identifying ways to make the area more investment ready. The project is a partnership among the Town of Parry Sound, the Townships of Seguin and McDougall, and the local Community Business and Development Centre.

The study will:

  • Identify appropriate industry and market potential of the area
  • Create an action plan to diversify and market the area's economy
  • Develop a communication strategy to attract business to the area.

Quick Facts

  • To date, more than $977,000 in investment readiness funding has been provided to 106 initiatives across the North.
  • The Island Queen, Canada’s largest sightseeing cruise ship, docks in the Town of Parry Sound for its world-renowned tour of the Thirty Thousand Islands region of Georgian Bay.

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“Our government is dedicated to helping northern communities develop their business and industrial potential.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines



Rural and North