Economic Development Home Business Economic DevelopmentThe Municipality of Huron Shores is a vibrant community supporting a population of approximately 1860 residents while welcoming many seasonal residents in the summer months. With a myriad of lakes and rivers, and unspoiled wilderness, we attract a high level of outdoor enthusiasts year-round to stay, play and explore.Why invest, grow or expand your business in Huron Shores?Positioned only an hour away from Sault Ste Marie and two hours from Sudbury, our rural and recreational amenities provide a relaxing home-base for your business while being close to those larger business centers. Our priorities for economic growth and community improvement plans align with protecting our natural environment and supporting local businesses.Resuming operations post-pandemicCOVID-19’s far-reaching affect has been felt throughout Ontario, Canada and Huron Shores was no exception. While we slowly emerge from the pandemic, building new pathways to remain safe and healthy, the Municipality is placing attention on establishing resources for our existing businesses and building information to support new opportunities to establish within Huron Shores.Resources for new and upcoming local businesses:The East Algoma CFDC assists area business with flexible and tailored financing solutions. They can custom design a financing solution with payments, schedules and amortization that works for your business.Offering supports in:New BusinessBusiness ExpansionBusiness Acquisition / SuccessionBuilding Purchase / ImprovementEquipment PurchaseInventory PurchaseWorking Capital / Bridge FinancingAgriculturalLand DevelopmentBusiness Technology ImprovementInnovationSocial EnterpriseBusiness, workplace, and economyInformation for entrepreneurs who want to start and run a business in Ontario. Learn how to register your business, apply for funding and tax credits, and get free, personalized help to start your business at https://www.ontario.caThe Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) was established in 1988 with a mandate to promote and stimulate economic development initiatives in Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance to projects that stabilize, diversify and foster economic growth in the region.Economic Development Advisory CommitteeOur Municipality’s Economic Development Advisory Committee meets every two months. Some of the committee’s duties and functions include:Promoting economic development within the municipalityAs is feasible, strengthen each community within the Municipality by ensuring the protection and enhancement of the unique history, heritage and character of eachFoster business retention and expansionIdentify emerging economic conditions that may require change in the strategic plan, official plan and/or zoning by-lawsAssist in issue resolution impacting economic developmentAdvocate for innovationShould you like to attend a meeting or seek our support. We encourage you to reach out! Contact Amber Burgler, Deputy Clerk/EDAC Secretary at: firstname.lastname@example.org.