In consultation with local municipalities and community partners, the County of Huron Economic Development department has produced a business signage package for consistent entryway signage to businesses and establishments that do not have consistent signage programs in their communities already.
The County of Huron’s annual SLED (Supporting Local Economic Development) program launches this week. Successful projects will be provided up to $10,000 through the SLED fund. The program is delivered on a first come, first served basis, closing August 31, 2020.
The County of Huron has launched the Ready to Re-Open Huron recognition program available at no cost to all businesses within Huron County. Delivered through a one-hour webinar, a toolkit and guidance documents, Ready to Re-Open Huron is designed to arm businesses with guidance on what reasonable steps should be taken when reopening their businesses and how to make their workplaces safe for employees and customers.
As the phase two re-openings begin, the County of Huron would like to remind all residents and visitors to continue to follow public-health measures and practice flexibility and courtesy with businesses and outdoor amenities. Although the province has allowed many businesses and public spaces to re-open, we encourage both residents and visitors to keep in mind that operators need time to ensure that they have the public-health measures in place to protect themselves, their employees and their customers.
The County of Huron has been proactively preparing for COVID-19 recovery with a series of initiatives developed by the County of Huron Recovery Team. The County’s economic recovery efforts are divided into three primary action teams with the goals of providing support where it is needed, helping people back to work in a healthy and safe environment, and encouraging citizens to make local purchases and support local businesses. These three teams focus on business development, community development and data and research.
The County of Huron Recovery Team is focused on ensuring that business owners have the information and support that they need to make informed decisions and continue to operate. The Recovery Team is reaching out to all local businesses to offer support, gather data on the impact of COVID-19 and lay the groundwork for developing recovery strategies.
Huron County Economic Development is looking to hear from both businesses in need of employees to fill essential roles and those that are willing to share that they have laid off workers. This information will be used for the Huron County Economic Development department to help essential service businesses with interim workforce strategies to fill needed roles within the community.
Huron County Economic Development is asking the business community to fill out a COVID-19 impact survey, providing high-level responses to 10 key questions. The 6-minute Huron County COVID-19 Impact Survey can be found by visiting www.huroncounty.ca/economic-development or Huron County Economic Development on Facebook.