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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Another Economic Award for Bruce County

Bruce County | by Ken Hashizume  

Award for 'Project Innovate' which aims to add to the small & medium business community.

Another award for Bruce County for economic development.

Bayshore Broadcasting News Reporter Ken Hashizume tells us this time it's for an initiative called Project Innovate.

Project Innovate: Driving Innovation in Bruce County won an Economic Developers Council of Ontario's Award of Excellence in the Planning and Building Initiatives category for "Strategic Plan and initiative" at the Annual President's Dinner on January 31st in Toronto.

The County's Director of Planning and Development Kara Van Myall says Project Innovate came out of a desire to see the number of small and medium businesses grow.

She says the County collaborated with Deloitte to develop a roadmap for growth in these industries.

Van Myall say the County acknowledged that there was a gap in regards to opportunities for small and medium-sized businesses.

She says this initiative was way to create these opportunities.

Bruce County also won an Award for Excellence for Paisley's Spruce the Bruce Community Toolkit.

Van Myall says there were a total of 98 submissions from across Ontario and are categorized by the size of the municipality.

She says they were able to impress the judges with their submissions.

You can follow Bruce County Economic Development on Twitter


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