Supporting Jobs and Growth in Huron County
Province Investing in Local Economic Development
Ontario is helping communities in Bruce and Huron Counties boost tourism, attract investment and create jobs.
The province is providing $99,567 through the Rural Economic Development Program to:
- Upgrade and renovate the Memorial Community Hall in Blyth to promote local arts, boost tourism and attract new residents.
- Launch an agri-food processing project in Huron County that will help foster innovation and commercialization, increase domestic and international exports, and enhance skills training in the agri-food sector.
- Create a new website for Morris-Turnberry that will comply with current accessibility guidelines and include user-friendly web content focusing on local and regional economic development opportunities.
- Complete an inventory of available industrial land to help Morris-Turnberry market development-ready land, attract new businesses and stimulate long-term economic development.
- Help the Township of North Huron build its workforce by identifying skills gaps, providing specialized training opportunities and attracting new residents.
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.
- 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.
“To help grow and diversify rural Ontario’s economy, we must continue to provide local communities with business-friendly tools, resources and supports. Through the Rural Economic Development Program, these rural communities will be better positioned to attract investment, create jobs and grow their economies.”