The Municipality of Kincardine's Economic Development Newsletter
Economic Development News
We are excited to share this update on events, supports, grants, and news that may be of interest to you and your business. Please reach out to Cherie Leslie, Community Economic Development Coordinator by e-mail with any questions.
What does it mean to be well-connected as an entrepreneur or small business owner? Join Sandra Kahale on November 29 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. to discover how to grow and activate your network in ways that really matter to you and your business.
Join us at Lakeshore Recreation Centre in Port Elgin.
Find details and registration: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/441247121017
The Municipality of Kincardine is developing a new Community Improvement Plan to attract investment and foster economic growth. A CIP can include incentive programs, like grants and loans, to stimulate private sector investment for things like:
business façade improvements
business signage and awnings
energy efficiency upgrades
We want your feedback on the new CIP programs. Please complete the short survey by clicking the button below and visit our Community Improvement Plan webpagefor more details.
Have you completed the EmployerOne survey yet? We encourage all companies with at least one employee to complete the survey. EmployerOne provides valuable insights about our local workforce challenges and opportunities.
The Municipality of Kincardine is working with MHBC Planning to update the Comprehensive Zoning By-Law. This document specifies the permitted land uses on property (e.g. commercial, agricultural, industrial or residential) and regulates things such as building heights, lot coverage and property line setbacks.
Check out our interactive zoning map and learn more about this project on KincardineTalks.ca.
Cataplut Grey Bruce is bringing together established entrepreneurs from across Grey and Bruce Counties to create a dynamic ecosystem where businesses can grow and thrive. Their programs are designed for innovative businesses that want to scale-up and are seeking support from experienced industry consultants.
They have mentors available to offer one-on-one support giving you access to a variety of experts in the field. Learn more at catapultgreybruce.com or visit their upcoming event.
GRANTS FOR BUSINESSES
Digital Transformation Grant 4.0
Local brick-and-mortar small businesses looking to improve their online presence can apply for a $2,500 Digital Transformation Grant to set-up and maintain:
Social media presence;
A new or improved website;
Basic e-commerce enabled on a website;
Other applications to increase online presence.
The grant application portal is now closed; however, Luke Price is available to assist businesses with their online presence and prepare for companies when the grant re-opens in the new year. Contact Luke Price.
Business and Development News
Please join us in welcoming the following new and expanding businesses:
Bruce County Self Storage - 829 Kincardine Ave.
Lake Huron Home - Sutton Park Mall, Kincardine (opening soon!)
The Bookstore - Condor Fine Books (new ownership)
Are you opening a new business, expanding or looking for a new location in the Municipality? Reach out to Cherie Leslie, Community Economic Development Coordinator.
If you are planning interior or exterior renovations, including the installation of exterior signage, please visit our website or contact Tracey in Development Services at 519-396-3468 ext. 7124 to obtain the necessary permits.
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