Rural Economic Development (RED) Program
Supporting jobs and economic growth in rural Ontario is a key government priority. With the support of the RED program, rural communities are better positioned to create jobs and attract investment. Since 2003, Ontario has invested more than $185 million in 598 RED projects, generating more than $1.2 billion in economic activity and creating more than 37,000 jobs.
Earlier this year, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and
Rural Affairs led a review of the program to ensure that RED was
meeting the expectations of businesses, community organizations
and rural municipalities. The province will soon be accepting applications
under a renewed RED program. The new intake will begin in October
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