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Supporting Jobs and Growth in Durham Region

Province Investing in Local Economic Development

Ministry of Rural Affairs

Ontario is helping a water and chemical treatment company expand and create jobs in the Region of Durham.

The province is providing $169,247 through the Rural Economic Development Program to help Eco-Tec purchase new state-of-the-art equipment for its Pickering-based facility. The investment will help the company increase production of water, chemical and gas purification equipment and create16 new jobs.

Supporting businesses 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.

Quick Facts

  • Applicants must be located in a community with a population of less than 100,000 to be eligible for funding through the Rural Economic Development Program.
  • Since 2003, the province has invested more than $167 million in 468 Rural Economic Development Program projects, generating more than $1.2 billion in local economic activity and creating more than 35,000 jobs.
  • The government is also supporting regional economic development through programs such as the Eastern Ontario Development Fund, the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.

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“As a government, we’re committed to building a stronger, more competitive Ontario. By helping Eco-Tec purchase leading-edge equipment and increase production levels, it will be better positioned to meet the growing demand for its world-class products and create jobs.”

Jeff Leal

Minister of Rural Affairs

“Eco-Tec greatly appreciates the funding the province provided through the Rural Economic Development Program. By modernizing our production facility, we will increase production and sales and create jobs that will help the Region of Durham and neighboring communities.”

Phillip (Rocky) Simmons

president and CEO, Eco-Tec

“Eco-Tec is an excellent example of the innovative companies in our community. With support from RED, Eco-Tec will not only be able to significantly increase production and sales, they will create 16 new jobs.”

Joe Dickson

MPP Ajax-Pickering



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