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Supporting Jobs and Growth in Collingwood and The Blue Mountains

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Supporting Jobs and Growth in Collingwood and The Blue Mountains

Ontario Investing in Local Economic Development

Ministry of Rural Affairs

Ontario is helping Collingwood and The Blue Mountains attract investment and create jobs with support from the province's Rural Economic Development Program.

With $393,152 in funding from this program, the province is helping Collingwood-based Goodall Rubber Co. of Canada purchase new state-of-the-art machinery and establish a new fertilizer production line that will create 22 local jobs.

The province, through the same program, will also support The Blue Mountains with close to $28,000 to help the town collect data on local business trends and develop a comprehensive plan to attract new businesses, grow and protect existing companies, strengthen the economy and support job creation.

Supporting rural communities is part of the government's economic plan that is creating jobs for today and tomorrow. The comprehensive plan and its six priorities focus on Ontario's greatest strengths -- its people and strategic partnerships.

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“To help grow and diversify rural Ontario’s economy, we must continue to provide local communities with business-friendly tools, resources and support. Through the RED program, rural communities will be better positioned to attract investment, create jobs and grow their economies.”

Jeff Leal

Minister of Rural Affairs

“Goodall Collingwood is excited about the new funding the Ontario government is providing through the Rural Economic Development Program. Through capital investments, Goodall can better plan for future growth, foster innovation and create jobs.”

Sandra Bonwick

plant manager, Goodall Rubber Co. of Canada LP

“This funding will help the Town of The Blue Mountains undertake a Business Retention and Expansion Plan that will enable our business community to identify priorities, grow our economy in the long term and attract good jobs. I would like to thank the Ontario government for this important investment.”

Ellen Anderson

Mayor, Town of The Blue Mountains

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