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Supporting Local Businesses in Huron County

McGuinty Government Boosting Local Economic Development

Huron County is working with businesses in Seaforth and Clinton to help grow the local economy and create jobs.

Through support from Ontario's Rural Economic Development Program, the County of Huron and the Huron Business Development Corporation are developing planning strategies to help:

  • Provide community support for local businesses by recognizing immediate business concerns
  • Improve communications between the local community and business
  • Make local business more competitive
  • Assist local businesses in creating and retaining jobs in the community.

These efforts will help strengthen the existing business community and create a vibrant economic climate to attract new businesses and skilled workers to communities across Huron County.

Strong local economies are part of the Open Ontario plan to create jobs and opportunities that will boost the province's economy.

Quick Facts

  • The Ontario government is providing $141, 200 to the County of Huron and the Huron Business Development Corporation for this project.
  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested nearly $112.9 million in 306 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program and generated more than $940 million in new economic activity.

Additional Resources


“Rural communities are vital to our province's economy. By investing in our local Huron County communities, we're helping support our businesses, strengthen our local economy, keep jobs in rural communities, and create new jobs for a prosperous future.”

Carol Mitchell

MPP Huron-Bruce and Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

“We are excited to partner with the province to help grow and strengthen local businesses in Huron County. This project helps us address barriers to economic development in our communities.”

Mike Pullen

Economic Development Officer, Huron County

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