SDG extends support program for new businesses

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SDG extends support program for new businesses
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UNITED COUNTIES of SD&G, Ontario – The United Counties of SD&G is extending the deadline for their Regional Incentives Program.

The Regional Incentives Program was launched by the United Counties in 2018 to help grow and expand small businesses. Since its inception, the Regional Incentives program has invested over $600,000 which has stimulated over $4.2 million in construction projects.

“The Regional Incentives Program is a tool to help grow and expand our businesses in Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. This program is reducing the number of vacant commercial buildings within our communities, while creating jobs, tourism and agricultural experiences as well as inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs to grow their business,” said Tara Kirkpatrick, Manager of Economic Development for the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

To be eligible for the program, businesses must meet a number of criteria, including demonstrating that they meet regional economic initiatives identified by the United Counties which include:

  • Stimulate investment in tourism and in the agricultural sector by funding diverse, on-farm
    expansions and agri-tourism.
  • Encourage redevelopment and private sector investment in existing building stock within the
    Counties to support employment, reduce the number of vacant commercial, institutional and
    industrial buildings, and increase the assessment base.
  • Increase the amount of permanent roofed accommodations within the Counties to specifically
    accommodate for an increase in tourism establishments that cater to short-term accommodations.

The deadline for the current round of applications is Aug. 31 at noon. Applications can be requested from Tara Kirkpatrick at or call 613-932-1515 ext. 1227.

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