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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. 

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“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.”

Rick Bartolucci

Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the NOHFC

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