The federal government is investing over $270,000 to support local entrepreneurs, create youth employment and stimulate growth in the Parry Sound Region. At a press conference earlier today, our MP Tony Clement made the announcement on behalf of the Minister responsible for FedNor, Greg Rickford and explains FedNor’s plan moving forward.
The money announced today will be split between the Parry Sound Area Community Business and Development Centre, the Parry Sound Area Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Parry Sound, and the Town of Georgian Bay. Parry Sound CB and DC will receive $185,000 for to support the Georgian Bay Women’s Network in its efforts to assist local businesses with productivity, capacity building and management skills. The Chamber will get $34,750 to hire a youth intern for a one-year period who will be responsible for helping to develop and implement a three-year business plan. The Town of Parry Sound will receive $27,000 for the Downtown Business Association to develop a consumer study to identify market gaps and viable opportunities for sustainable business development and growth. And the Township of Georgian Bay will get the remaining $25,000 to create an economic development strategy for the community of Honey Harbour.