The Municipality of Kincardine's Economic Development Newsletter
Economic Development News
As we wrap up another year, we are excited to share an 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.
Happy Holidays! We wish you and your family a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season and look forward to working with you in the New Year.
Starting a new business? Have a business proposition? Expanding an existing business? Apply for Hawks' Nest 2023 now!
Free Business Plan Training Virtual workshops leading up to the event. Each entrepreneur with a new business is required to take the business plan training. Pre-Registration is required for all attendees.
Tuesday, January 10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Adult Session
Saturday, January 14, 1 – 4 p.m. Youth only session
Wednesday, January 18, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Adult Session
Saturday, January 21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Adult Session
The Municipality is partnering with the Kincardine & District Chamber of Commerce and VPI Working Solutions to host this inaugural event.
Businesses and Industry
This is your opportunity to present your company to the community and potential employees. Whether you’re looking for full-time employees, summer students or simply to build local awareness of your company, this event is for you!
Plans are advancing for the Queen Street Revitalization Project, scheduled to begin in the spring of 2023. Get more information and sign up to receive project updates at www.kincardine.ca/queenstreet.
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.
There will be more Committees of Council announced in 2023, so stay tuned for more opportunities!
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.
POST SECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR BACKYARD
Fanshawe College is now accepting applications for winter 2023 post-secondary programs offered here in Bruce County:
Luke Price is available to assist businesses with their online presence. Contact Luke Price.
Digital Consultant to advise you on where to start and how to grow online
Offers advice and training on a wide variety of digital tools and resources
Provide free and low cost resources that offer professional level features
Ready to meet with you free of charge
Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Program
Businesses and organizations can seek funding to hire youth between April 24 and September 2, 2023. Approved employers from the not-for-profit sector are eligible for a wage subsidy reimbursement of up to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum wage. Approved public and private sector employers are eligible to receive a wage subsidy reimbursement of up to 50% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Deadline to apply is January 12, 2023.
Ontario Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program
Funding is now available for eligible farmers and agri-food businesses to take additional workplace measures to help prevent and control covid-19 in agri-food workplaces. More information is available here.
Canada-Ontario Job Grant
Canada-Ontario Job Grant (COJG) provides opportunities for employers, individually or in groups, to invest in their workforce, with help from the government.
The COJG provides direct financial support to individual employers or employer groups who wish to purchase training for their employees. It is available to small, medium, and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees. Important to know:
Employers can get up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
The training has to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.
Employers with 100 or more employees need to contribute 1/2 of the training costs. Small employers with less than 100 employees need to contribute 1/6 of training costs.
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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