Construction Support for Small Businesses

The County of Huron continues to provide a variety of resources and support to small businesses impacted by important infrastructure development in Huron. Each year, County staff and contractors perform maintenance work on our highways and bridges to keep them in good condition, and we understand the impact that temporary construction or road closures may have on businesses and the community.

Regardless of what stage the project is in, the County of Huron works to support the business community. From business advisory to online resources for digital e-commerce adoption, explore all the resources available to you.

What is the impact on physical access to my business for my customers?

Will there be signs to tell my customers that we're open?

Project Information signs will be installed on all projects.  If applicable, the County will install signs indicating that businesses are open during construction.

If construction involves a detour or lane reductions, various wayfinding signage will be installed to assist traffic flow and pedestrian travel and where feasible, to direct to alternative/overflow parking for the area.

When will the construction around my business end?

Contact the County of Huron’s Public Works department for details on project timelines:

Huron County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Goderich, ON N7A 1M2

Telephone: 519-524-8394 ext. 3504
Fax: 519-524-9291

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

How can I provide feedback about an upcoming project?

Before construction taking place, public consultation, if warranted, may take place for you to learn more about the project, ask questions directly to the project team and provide feedback. A notice to the public is sent out in advance of these public consultations.

To learn more about active construction projects, contact the County of Huron’s Public Works department:

Huron County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Goderich, ON N7A 1M2

Telephone: 519-524-8394 ext. 3504
Fax: 519-524-9291

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

How do I communicate to my customers that we're open for business?

There are digital toolkits available for download that businesses can use to help share with their clients, subscribers and followers to inform them they are still open for business during construction. The toolkit includes social media images, website and newsletter banners for your use. Download the free digital toolkit anytime.

Huron County Economic Development also frequently hosts digital marketing workshops and webinars, as well as other relevant business development topics, that may help your business planning.

Is there help for my businesses?

Is there someone I can speak to about my marketing and business stategies?

Huron County Economic Development Business Coaches are here to support any stage of your business, from start up, to growth, to selling. Their mission is to help you accomplish yours!

For tailored information and one-on-one coaching, contact

How can I learn more about selling online and engaging with customers virtually?

Huron County Economic Development offers a comprehensive list of different tools and resources that you can use for business planning or customer service: Digital Marketing & Software Solutions.

Are there training and education seminars available to help my business?

Huron County Economic Development offers a variety of business workshops and events, or reach out to a staff member for tailored information and one-on-one business consultation with one of their Business Coaches at

Are there funding opportunities that can help my business?

Although there is no specific funding for construction, Huron County Economic Development offers assistance with a variety of funding programs that can help you in achieving your business goals!

The County of Huron is here to help you!

Start or grow your business with the Huron County Economic Development. The department’s business services team provides: 

  • FREE business advisory consultations (virtual or in-person). 
  • Grant opportunities and funding resources. 
  • Digital marketing and software solution resources.
  • Workshops and seminars for new and existing businesses.
  • And more!

FREE ‘Open for Business’ Toolkit

Download your free digital toolkit now!

Contact Public Works

For questions about County of Huron construction projects, contact:

Public Works Department
1 Courthouse Square
Goderich, ON
N7A 1M2

Telephone: 519-524-8394 ext. 3504
Fax: 519-524-9291

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Contact Economic Development

For Business Services support, contact:

Economic Development Department
57 Napier Street
Goderich, ON
N7A 1W2

Telephone: 519-524-8394 ext. 6

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM