Marketing Plan To Boost Local Economy
McGuinty Government Helps Market Dryden As A Destination of Choice
Ontario is helping the City of Dryden develop a marketing strategy to increase tourism and create jobs.
The province is investing $107,000 to help the municipality and the Dryden Marketing Association identify projects that will help revitalize the tourism industry. Priority projects include creating a sustainable waterfront and enhancing the existing Dryden trail system. In addition, the money will go towards research to help shape a new website, with the aim of making Dryden a tourist destination of choice in Northern Ontario.
The funding is part of the Rural Economic Development Program which invests in community-based projects in three priority areas:
- Improved access to health care services
- Revitalized communities and downtowns
- Enhanced skills training.
- Since 2003, Ontario has invested $53 million in 167 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program.
- Dryden is home to the Aaron Provincial Park, a 116.7 hectare area that supports a diverse ecosystem.
“I would like to congratulate the City of Dryden and its partner on their initiative to make their community a tourist destination of choice in the North. The McGuinty government is strongly committed to supporting communities that want to do more for their citizens.”
“We are pleased with the support of the Ontario government for this initiative. With this funding, the vision of making Dryden a strong tourist destination is on its way to becoming a reality.”