Economic Development Team wins International Award for 2021 BR&E Project

July 6, 2022

Huron County, Ontario – The County of Huron Economic Development Team recently received the Outstanding Multi Community With a Population 50,000 – 100,000 award from Business Retention & Expansion International (BREI) for their 2021 Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E) project.

BR&E projects are designed to strengthen the connection between businesses and the community while also encouraging each business to continue to grow individually.  Through direct interactions, events, and research, these projects seek to gain insight into business practices, planned future actions, as well as grow understanding around the challenges of local business for the purpose of collectively growing the local business economy.

“It’s through projects like BR&E’s that we really connect with our local business community to find out what they need and how we can better work together for success.” Said Warden Glen McNeil “The Economic Development team executed this project exceptionally well, so I am unsurprised by the recognition they have received for their effort. It was a job very well done.”

BREI represents professionals in the economic development field from across the globe in order to educate, train, and promote best practices for increasing economic activity and growth in both urban and rural areas through the process of Business Retention and Expansion planning.

Learn more about Huron’s BR&E Project:


For more information contact:

Glen McNeil, Warden
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)