Huntsville, Ontario – As part of the Government for the People’s Open for Business plan today Norman Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka, announced three investments to help create jobs and prosperity in rural and Indigenous communities.
Miller made the announcement today at the Muskoka North Good Food Co-op in Huntsville on behalf of Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ernie Hardeman.
The Muskoka North Good Food Co-op is receiving up to $100,000 in funding through the Rural Economic Development program to develop a multi-use commercial kitchen to serve as commercial space for value-add producers and also to serve as a community space used for teaching. The Township of Lake of Bays is receiving up to $72,490 for an economic development project that will include new municipal branding and a new website. And the Magnetawan First Nation is receiving up to $10,000 for a tourism development study.
“Our government is proud to support projects that help to grow jobs and open the doors to economic development in rural and Indigenous communities,” said Miller. “I am pleased to be able to help our communities identify their economic strengths and develop strategies that can attract business and investment.”
“Rural Ontario has been ignored for too long,” said Hardeman. “These investments along with our commitment to cut red-tape will help create a strong future for our rural communities by boosting economic growth, creating jobs and ensuring they are great places to live and do business.”
The three projects announced today are among more than 80 approved Rural Economic Development projects from across the province, that are helping to create jobs and prosperity in rural and Indigenous communities.
“Our government is committed to ensuring that rural Ontario is open for business,” said Hardeman.