DRYDEN – Greg Rickford the Kenora Member of Parliament on behalf of Tony Clement, Minister for FedNor has announced a Government of Canada investment of $21,500 in support of business development in Dryden.
FedNor funding will be used by the Dryden Development Corporation to undertake a study to determine the feasibility of revitalizing a section of the city’s downtown core.
“The Government of Canada supports this type of strategic initiative that complements the community’s planning efforts and identifies specific opportunities for growing businesses in the Dryden area,” said Minister Clement. “More importantly, our investment in Dryden will help the municipality plan for future growth.”
“Strategic planning is a critical building block that will enable Dryden to strengthen its economic outlook,” said MP Rickford. ”By funding the feasibility study, we are helping the community to outline its best options for economic sustainability.”
“FedNor support will enable our community to move forward by helping determine the best way to revitalize our downtown core and attract business to the area,” said Ernie Remillard, Chair, Dryden Development Corporation. “Ultimately, we would like to develop a mix of retail, commercial and residential space that will attract professionals, and the study is an important first step.”
The announcement made today coincides with Small Business Week 2011. Created by the Business Development Bank of Canada, Small Business Week is a national initiative designed to celebrate the contributions and achievements of entrepreneurs across the country. This year’s theme is Power Up Your Business. Invest. Innovate. Grow. For more information about Small Business Week, please visit www.bdc.ca.