Supporting Businesses In
Gravenhurst - McGuinty Government Strengthens Local Economy, Creates
Ontario is helping the Town of Gravenhurst revitalize its downtown,
diversify its economy and create new jobs.
With support from Ontario's
Rural Economic Development Program, the town is partnering with
the downtown Business Improvement Area and the Gravenhurst Chamber
of Commerce to develop a long-term plan to strengthen the central
business district and diversify the local economy. This will help
- create 11 new jobs and retain 40 existing positions
- become a year-round destination for tourism and events
- retain and attract businesses to the downtown core
Strengthening rural communities 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 the area."
Mitchell, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural
"We are grateful to the Ontario government for supporting
this project through the Rural Economic Development Program. We
are excited to begin a new and focused program to help our historic
core realize its full potential. Our community is energized and
ready to rebuild our Downtown using tools that will help us to
identify challenges and capture opportunities. "
- Paisley Donaldson, Mayor of the Town of Gravenhurst
- Ontario has invested over $167 million in 418 projects through
the Rural Economic Development Program and generated more than
$1.2 billion in new economic activity.
Visit the Town of Gravenhurst.
Learn about retaining
and expanding business in your community.