A Federal Liberal Minister has announced a ton of money for Muskoka and Parry Sound.
At an announcement in Bracebridge this morning, it was learned that Muskoka will benefit from enhanced economic infrastructure, the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises, and the creation of good, middle-class jobs thanks to a strategic investment by the Government of Canada of more than $5 million.
The announcement was made today by the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, and Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North.
The FedNor funding announced today will support 13 priority projects being led by the following businesses, organizations and communities: Lakes of Muskoka Cottage Brewery Inc., Township of Georgian Bay, Muskoka Futures, Seguin Township, Parry Sound Area Community Business and Development Centre, Tooketree Passive Homes, Magnetawan First Nation, Main St. Local Kitchen Inc., Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce, Muskoka Tourism, Regional Tourism Organization 12 Parry Sound / Muskoka, and YWCA Muskoka.
“I am proud to be part of a government that recognizes the unique needs of Northern Ontario and is investing to strengthen communities, accelerate growth and innovation, and promote the region as a world-class tourism destination," says Hajdu. "This funding will help start and grow businesses through productivity improvements, new equipment and technology, training, mentoring and access to capital. It will also help a number of young Canadians launch their careers while assisting local organizations and businesses access a talented and qualified workforce.”