Huron-Bruce projects approved for RED grants

  MPP Lisa Thompson

Under the government’s ‘Open for Business plan’ Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson has announced more than $205,000 in Rural Economic Development (RED) grants for the riding.
Thompson made the announcement on behalf of Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ernie Hardeman.
“Our government is proud to support projects that help to grow jobs and open the doors to economic development in rural communities,” Thompson said. “I am pleased to be able to help local communities identify their economic strengths and develop strategies that can attract business and investment.”
The list of Huron-Bruce projects approved include:
The Municipality of Brockton: $40,000 to develop a branding strategy and update its website to create employment opportunities, attract business, tourists, and investment in the community;
Municipality of Kincardine: $42,500 to create a user-friendly website that will foster current economic development strategies to ensure the municipality is situated to attract investments, cultivate economic growth, and promote job creation;
The County of Huron: $10,000 to contract the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance to conduct the Huron Culinary Tourism Readiness Initiative;
South Huron Chamber of Commerce: $38,600 to enhance the online presence of the municipality through the development of workplace and business feature videos, virtual tours, community profile, ambassador program, and marketing activities;
Blyth Arts & Cultural Initiative: $46,250 to conduct multi-pronged initiatives that include market activities in the newly renovated Blyth Memorial Community Hall, programming for new pilot events, and marketing/promotional initiatives; and
Municipality of Bluewater: $30,000 to hire a consultant to conduct a feasibility study for the Bayfield Community Centre.
The projects announced are part of the over 80 approved Rural Economic Development projects from across the province that are helping to create jobs and prosperity in rural and Indigenous communities.
MPP Thompson made the announcements at two separate events Friday – one at the Blyth Memorial Community Hall and a second one at the Municipality of Brockton council chambers.
 Municipality of Brockton Council                        Chambers