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November 17, 2021

Report recommends steps to address discrimination in Huron-Perth

Indigenous people, immigrants and visible minorities are more likely to experience discrimination than white, non-immigrant individuals in Huron and Perth Counties, a new research report has found. Dr. Natalia Lapshina, Dr. Victoria Esses and the Network for Economic and Social Trends of Western University conducted the research, in partnership with the Forum Research Inc. who administered a survey to 595 individuals in Huron and Perth Counties.

November 8, 2021

County of Huron Welcomes Vicki Lass as the new Director of Economic Development

The County of Huron welcomes Vicki Lass.  Vicki has joined the County as Director of Economic Development and will begin her role on December 6, 2021.

October 22, 2021

Celebrating Small Business Week in Huron County

From October 18th to 22nd, 30 small businesses across the county, chosen in consultation with local BIAs and Chambers, received a ‘coffee break’ delivery of locally-sourced pies and coffee from Huron County Economic Development as a gesture of appreciation for their impact on the local community. Learn more about business support available at

October 20, 2021

Six Huron County Students Receive Funding for Business Start-Ups

The Summer Company program, administered by the County of Huron, aims to equip students with the tools they need to succeed, as they learn how to run a business, receive mentorship and training, and develop skills that are highly valued in all workplaces. Students between the ages of 15 and 29, who are returning to school in the fall, can apply to receive up to $3,000 in start-up funding and business coaching to run their own summer business.

September 15, 2021

Digital Service Squad Helps Huron County Small Businesses with Digital Transformation

The Huron County Digital Service Squad consists of trained specialists who are available to meet with brick-and-mortar small businesses at no cost to help them complete an online assessment and introduce them to online training modules to further build knowledge and skills.

August 6, 2021

Two Huron County Food Businesses Receive $5,000 Grants from Starter Company Plus Program

The County of Huron, in partnership with the Province of Ontario, has awarded two Huron County entrepreneurs grant funding of $5,000 to support their start-ups and growth efforts through the Starter Company Plus program. Successful recipients are Les & Nel’s Kitchenette and Wilhemina Bakery.

June 1, 2021

Business Retention & Expansion Survey Coming to Huron County

Surveys will be mailed to the business community starting at the beginning of June, and continuing through to the end of November 2021.  he Huron County Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) project is a county-wide effort, supported by local BIAs, Chambers of Commerce, and others, that recognizes, confidential business surveys.

April 30, 2021

County of Huron Seeks Public Input on Housing Demand.

The Huron County Economic Development Department has launched a Housing Demand Survey to gauge the demand for housing across the region. The survey can be found at and will be open until May 14, 2021.

April 22, 2021

Cycle Tourism Webinar to Help Businesses Further Develop Huron County as Cycling Destination

Supported by the County of Huron, the Ontario By Bike Network will be hosting a free cycle tourism webinar workshop, tailored for businesses in Huron County on May 10, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. To register for the Ontario By Bike & Cycle Tourism Development in Huron County workshop, visit: