Economy - McGuinty Government Supporting Tourism In Northern Ontario
Ontario is helping the Township of Nipigon and its business community
increase tourism and strengthen the local economy.
With support from Ontario's
Rural Economic Development Program, the Township will develop
a strategy that uses new signage and an easy-to-identify brand to
attract visitors from the nearby Trans Canada Highway. This will
help the Township attract new businesses, as well as strengthen
the existing business community.
Building strong local economies is part of the McGuinty government's
plan to create jobs and opportunities that will grow the province's
"Through investments like this, the McGuinty government
is helping to create jobs and new business opportunities for our
families in rural communities. This project will encourage growth
and stability in the community and help boost tourism in northern
- Carol Mitchell, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural
"This strategy builds upon and highlights the strengths
of the beautiful Township of Nipigon, while creating new economic
and business opportunities and positioning it for growth. This
project is another example of how the McGuinty government is providing
northern communities with the tools they need to succeed and prosper."
- Michael Gravelle, MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North
"This project will assist the Township of Nipigon in developing
the tools necessary to support and grow existing businesses as
well as attract visitors and new entrepreneurs. Thanks to the
support of the provincial government, this strategy will be a
positive step forward to strengthen our economic climate and focus
on new opportunities for tourism."
- Richard Harvey, Mayor of the Township of Nipigon
- Ontario has invested more than $167 million in 418 projects
through the Rural Economic Development Program and generated
more than $1.2 billion in new economic activity.
Learn more about what the Township
of Nipigon has to offer.