Economic Development Mandate
Enhance, encourage and promote a unique identity by creating an environment that supports existing business, and attracts new business. Address main street action items through enhancing the downtown and the promotion of events.
Message from Chair of Economic Development & Community Improvement
The past two years has seen major improvements and investments not only to the downtown core but throughout the Municipality. Businesses have taken advantage of funds available through the CIP to improve the façade of their building. Enhancement of hamlets and the village have taken place in the way of banners, identifying events along with flowers grown by the local High School.
Large events have been supported in way of transporting participants to downtown and informing them in the way of brochure what our Municipality has to offer. This has been very successfully with major dollars being spent in our community.
In partnership with the Hastings County Economic and Tourism Development Office, we can put you in touch with the right contacts, help identify available buildings and properties, point you in the direction of funding and financing opportunities and also offer you free and confidential business management coaching. No matter whether it’s a resident looking to turn their passion into a business, or an established business owner looking to expand or needs help with their management plans, the County can help. To learn more, contact Andrew Redden, Economic and Tourism Development Manager at email@example.com or 613.966.6712 ext. 4011.