Economic Development

April 8, 2021
Free “How to Develop Your Mandatory COVID Safety Plan” webinars available for Huron County businesses and organizations.

Huron County Economic Development is joining the Stratford Perth Centre for Business, a department of investStratford, to offer 7 free webinars in April on “How to Develop Your Mandatory COVID Safety Plan” for general businesses, festivals and events, and cultural industries. To learn more or to register for one of these webinars, or any other free webinars hosted by Huron County Economic Development, please visit Huron County Economic Development on Facebook and Eventbrite.

March 30, 2021
Three Huron County Businesses Receive $5,000 Grant from Starter Company Plus Program

The County of Huron, in partnership with the Province of Ontario, have awarded three Huron County entrepreneurs grant funding of $5,000 to support their start-up and growth efforts through the Starter Company Plus program. For more information about the Starter Company Plus program, please visit or contact Patrick Donnelly, Entrepreneur and Business Coach, at 519.524.8394 ext. 3307 or by email at

March 19, 2021
Success Story – Westcoast Bakes and Cakes

Huron County Starter Company Plus program success story: Last year, Tracy Widdis, owner of West Coast Bakes and Cakes took part in the Huron County Starter Company Plus program. Tracy had a passion for creating amazing and delectable treats and enjoys taking her creative energies to the next level. A self-pronounced people-pleaser, Tracy loves bringing people joy with the food she bakes and takes great pride in creating something that can’t be found in a grocery store or other shop.

Success Story – Coastal Coffee

Huron County Starter Company Plus program success story: Coastal Coffee is on a mission to bring the best specialty coffee the world has to offer to Ontario’s West Coast. Partnering with global coffee farmers who produce the highest quality of premium, specialty coffee, Coastal Coffee is a small batch roastery located on the shores of Lake Huron, near Amberly. Proudly offering crazy fresh, ethically sourced and artisan roasted coffee, Ben and Bri Gingerich offer their customers “the good stuff.”

Starter Company Plus – Success Stories

Starter Company Plus provides training, mentoring, and grant opportunities up to $5,000 for eligible participants to start, expand, or buy a small business. See Huron County Starter Company Plus success stories.

Summer Company – Success Stories

Be your own boss through the Summer Company program! Students between the ages of 15-29 interested in starting their very own business this summer can receive up to $3,000 in start-up funds & business coaching throughout the summer. See Summer Company program success stories from Huron County.

Success Story – The Whistling Woodworker

Huron County Summer Company program success story: A hobby has turned into a successful, international business for Josiah Petersen, owner of Whistling Woodworker, who began woodworking when he was only nine years old. After connecting with the Huron County Summer Company program, Petersen was able to start his business and make money doing something that he already loved and was skilled at.

March 9, 2021
Measuring Experiences of Discrimination in Huron

Throughout the month of March, Huron County Immigration Partnership has collaborated with agency partners to conduct a survey on the experiences of discrimination in both Huron and Perth region. Visit for more information.

March 3, 2021
The Huron County Immigration Partnership Study

The Huron County Immigration Partnership Study will examine experiences of discrimination in both Huron and Perth region.

February 23, 2021
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