The County of Simcoe
The County of Simcoe’s Economic Development Office promotes Simcoe County by communicating with national and international business leaders, as well as economic development officials within our provincial and federal levels of governments, to showcase the benefits of our region as a location for new investment. The office also compiles and maintains relevant economic data and community statistics to assist in business decision making process.
For additional information on the County of Simcoe’s economic development activities or to receive assistance in locating your business in Simcoe County or expanding your existing business, contact the County of Simcoe’s Economic Development Office.
Local Immigration Partnership
The Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership (SCLIP) is a community partnership focused on the development of settlement strategies for newcomers. These strategies will bring together and support service delivery to newcomers in Simcoe County while promoting positive relationships, opportunity, and use of local resources effectively. Simcoe County LIP was established on April 1, 2011. It is one of 36 Local Immigration Partnerships in Ontario that are funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
RTO 07 Bruce/Grey/Simcoe and RTO 12 Algonquin Park /Almaguin Highlands/Muskoka /Parry Sound are two of the 13 Regional Tourism Organizations set in place by the Ministry of Tourism & Culture to identify & implement regional priorities allowing for more consistent marketing of Ontario’s Tourism Regions
A Partnership project with Boating Ontario & Georgian College – an industry volunteer program to recruit students/people to the marine industry which is facing a severe shortage of workers for jobs – 18 students graduating from this year’s marine program, with employers looking to fill 200 full and part-time positions.
The video below is a combination of something done by the Ministry of Tourism which speaks to the recreational lifestyle (which boating is so integral to in our region) as well as a piece on the need/opportunity.
District of Muskoka
Located just two hours north of Toronto, Muskoka has been a vacation area of choice in Ontario for well over 100 years. Vibrant natural beauty abounds, set within a mosaic of pristine lakes surrounded by rocky shorelines and majestic forests. Several thriving urban centres provide excellent shopping and entertainment services and a wide variety of employment possibilities. First class resorts, artisans shops and visitor attractions complement the heritage landscape and growing communities. With a significant seasonal population, Muskoka is able to offer many amenities normally associated with larger cities, while maintaining the attractive lifestyle of a small community.
For more information on what Muskoka has to offer, please visit our website http://www.muskoka.on.ca/en/work-and-invest/Economic-Development.aspx