Economic Development

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
Economic Development Dashboard
February 16, 2021
Humanizing Our Differences explores topics surrounding equity, diversity and inclusion in Huron County.

Huron County’s Immigration Partnership releases a new panel series called Humanizing Our Differences. he series can be found on the County of Huron’s Immigration Partnership webpage and will provide multi-faceted perspectives on how we can embrace differences.

February 11, 2021
Immigration Partnership Resources