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Ontario Supporting Jobs and Growth in Dryden

Province Supporting Small Business and Local Infrastructure Projects

Ontario is helping create jobs and grow the local economy in the North by supporting small businesses and investing in infrastructure in the Dryden area.

Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro, on behalf of Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle, announced the government's support through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) for the following projects today during his Northwest tour:

  • Constructing a new multi-use complex for the Dryden Soccer Club, which will enhance the city's ability to attract and host tournaments and improve soccer facilities for the club's 450 annual registrants
  • Upgrading irrigation, packing and recycling systems and extending natural gas supply lines at Tamarac Nurseries, which will help create two full-time and five seasonal jobs.

Investing in small businesses and recreational opportunities within communities is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy, and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • The province is investing approximately $200,000 in grants and loans toward these projects which will help create and retain more than seven jobs for local residents.
  • Since 2013, the NOHFC has made total investments of more than $446 million across northern Ontario, leveraging more than $1.4 billion in direct economic activity and helping to create or sustain almost 9,985 jobs.
  • The NOHFC's investments are an important part of Ontario's Growth Plan for Northern Ontario [pdf].
  • The NOHFC works to build strong, prosperous northern communities through unique programs.

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“Investing in recreation infrastructure and small businesses in the Dryden area is an important part of our government’s plan to help Northerners in their everyday lives. Today’s investments are providing opportunities to grow the economy and create good jobs for local residents.”

Bill Mauro

Minister of Municipal Affairs

“Investments through the province’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation are helping spur economic growth and create jobs in every community in Northern Ontario including Dryden. The NOHFC plays an important role in the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario and delivering on its commitment to grow the Northern economy.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines, and Chair of the NOHFC

“We are truly ecstatic to be receiving financial support from the NOHFC. The project is now a reality and with this funding we will be able to start construction in the spring of 2017.”

Gary Nickle

Executive Member, Fundraising Co-ordinator, Dryden Youth Soccer

“The City of Dryden is so grateful for the support of the provincial government on these projects. The investment is helping to revitalize both the infrastructure and morale of our community.”

Greg Wilson

Mayor, City of Dryden

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