Rural Economic Development (RED) Program
For Immediate Release April 7, 2006
McGuinty Government Invests in Local Business Development in Uxbridge
Supports Business Retention And Expansion Project
Uxbridge -- The McGuinty government is supporting local business development
by investing in a Business Retention and Expansion project in Uxbridge,
Wayne Arthurs, MPP for Pickering-Ajax-Uxbridge, announced today on behalf
of Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
"This project is great news for the Township of Uxbridge," said Arthurs.
"This announcement supports our government's rural plan and will
help revitalize the economic development in this community."
The government will invest $16,500 to help the Township of Uxbridge, and its
partners the Regional Municipality of Durham, the Uxbridge Chamber of
Commerce and the Uxbridge BIA create a strategic plan to promote economic
growth within the township. The plan will be developed following a survey
of approximately 100 businesses representing a cross-section of business
"I am very pleased that the Ontario government has chosen to support our
project," said Gerri Lynn O'Connor, Mayor of the Township of Uxbridge.
"This plan will strengthen the working relationship between all economic
development partners and support the local businesses within the community."
Today's investment was made through the Rural Economic Development (RED) program,
which invests in projects that support sustainable rural economies and
community partnerships -- a key part of the government's plan for rural
Ontario. Through the RED program, the Ontario government and its rural
partners are building stronger communities that work better for the people
who live in them. For more information about RED or Ontario's rural plan,
visit www.omafra.gov.on.ca .
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