From April 2019 to March 2021, the Rural Innovation Initiative Eastern Ontario Project was made possible with funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. It supported the transition of rural businesses into the new rural economy by driving direct investments in innovation to improve productivity, competitiveness, and employment opportunities and to transform our rural economy.
We disbursed $650,000 to 18 businesses across our service area of North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin. Rural Innovation Initiative funding is now fully subscribed. The application period is now closed.