Dufferin-Caledon: The Ontario government is investing more than $3 million in cost-share funding to 66 projects across Ontario to help communities like the County of Dufferin and the Town of Caledon support economic development efforts through the Rural Economic Development (RED) program.
The Town of Caledon and the County of Dufferin are both benefitting from support for local projects funded under the RED program. The Town of Caledon will be receiving up to $43,500 towards economic development and tourism promotion and the County of Dufferin will be receiving up to $50,000 to study and implement meat processing opportunities.
“Our government is proud to support projects that help grow jobs and open the doors to economic development in communities throughout Dufferin-Caledon,” said Jones. “I am pleased to be able to help our community identify their economic strengths and develop strategies that can attract business, tourism, and build on existing and new investments.”
“Caledon has tremendous tourism and economic development potential and this funding will help us market and promote our communities and businesses,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “Thank you to Minister Hardeman and Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones for supporting our application and for being here in Caledon today to help us celebrate!”
“The funds from this grant will better allow us to understand the existing environment as it pertains to meat processing capacity in Dufferin County. Through our Ag and Food BR+E (also a RED Grant project) we heard loud and clear from farmers in Dufferin County that there is a perceived need for abattoirs in our community,” said Dufferin County Warden Darren White. “This project will conduct an environmental scan and needs analysis and will lay out an action plan for how we should move forward in pursuit of enhancing the availability of meat processing in Dufferin County.”
Rural Economic Development program