Rural Economic Development (RED) Program
News Release

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 types.

"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 .


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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 12 December 2006
Last Reviewed: 15 December 2006