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Province funds northern investment projects

Ontario is supporting Northern communities by helping them to attract and develop investment opportunities.
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Ontario is supporting Northern communities by helping them to attract and develop investment opportunities.

The province's Northern Communities Investment Readiness initiative is investing more than $168,000 in 16 new investment projects led by Northern communities, First Nations and economic development corporations.

Couchiching First Nation will receive $10,000 for a community profile project.

Corporation du Developpement Economique et Communautaire de Dubreuilville will receive $16,415 for a commercial, industrial and residential land study.

The City of Kenora will receive $12,500 to complete a strategic plan for the Tunnel Island area.

Lake of the Woods Development Commission will receive a total of $22,500 for a health-care sector profile and a GDP data development project.

Mitaanjigamiing First Nation will receive $9,165 for a community asset inventory project.

The Township of Morley will receive $5,325 for an asset inventory project.

Nipissing First Nation will receive $4,526 for an economic profile project.

The Nokiiwin Tribal Council will receive $12,266 to deliver an investment readiness training workshop.

Northwest Angle #37 First Nation will receive $9,165 for an asset inventory project.

Rainy River First Nations will receive a total of $30,000 for community profile, asset inventory and strategic plan projects.

The Township of Red Rock will receive $10,125 for community profile and asset inventory projects.

Sioux Lookout will receive a total of $26,135 for a mining infrastructure investment and attraction project and a mining familiarization tour.

Attracting new investment and helping the province compete globally is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrive, and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.



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