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August 10, 2020

County of Huron Launches Huron Recovery Grant Program for Businesses

Led by Huron County Economic Development with $15,000 in funds provided through a partnership with Community Futures Huron, the Huron Recovery Grant Program will award grants of up to $2,500 to eligible applicants in Huron County as they pivot to maintain operations and to help offset costs associated with this transition.

August 7, 2020

Welcoming Business Entryway Signage available from County of Huron Economic Development Department

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.

June 23, 2020

County of Huron SLED Program Funding Opens for 2020 Applications

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.

June 17, 2020

County of Huron Launches ‘Ready to Re-Open’ Business Recognition Program

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.

June 12, 2020

As Ontario’s West Coast reopens, County of Huron encourages flexibility and patience.

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.

June 11, 2020

County of Huron Recovery Team Takes Action

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.

May 27, 2020

Huron County Online Business Map is Live!

The Huron County Interactive Business Map is live. This online map is a fulsome directory for information on businesses and services across the entire County region. To view the interactive map please visit EcDev.huroncounty.ca

April 28, 2020

County of Huron Recovery Team remains committed to helping local businesses

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.

April 3, 2020

County of Huron to Match Employers with Employees

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.

March 31, 2020

Huron County Businesses Asked to Complete COVID-19 Impact Survey

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.