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Norfolk County
Economic Development
185 Robinson St, Ste 200, Simcoe, ON N3Y 5L6 Canada
Phone: 519-426-9497
Toll Free: 1-800-699-9038


Category Archives: News

Development News – November 9, 2017

The latest edition of Norfolk County Development News email has been published and is on its way to subscribers. Latest headlines: $114 million in construction in Q1-Q3 Save the date for Symposium Jan 31, 2018 Highest household income growth in … Continue reading

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Rural Ontario Leaders Awards

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a new Rural Ontario Leaders Awards program to help celebrate the achievements of those who are dedicated to helping improve the quality of life and economic development of rural … Continue reading

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Fox Seeds expands its global reach

Fox Seeds Inc., based in Norfolk County, is continuing to expand its global reach in asparagus seed production and sales. Trials are now underway in the U.K., Poland, Germany, northern Spain, Portugal and Russia, according to Norfolk Farms newspaper. The … Continue reading

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Farm Credit Canada launches FCC Vision

FCC Vision, our national agriculture research panel, is looking for new members to help shape the future of agriculture. This is your chance to share your ideas and opinions about Canadian agriculture and how FCC can serve our exciting, growing … Continue reading

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Tourism industry survey underway

Tourism businesses across Norfolk County and Ontario’s Southwest are being surveyed about their 2017 tourist season. The survey is an annual initiative organized by the regional tourism organization in cooperation with the ten destination marketing organizations at the local level. … Continue reading

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Simcoe Chamber comes together with Downtown Simcoe BIA

A new General Manager has been named for the Simcoe and District Chamber of Commerce (SDCC). Jim McGimpsey, the General Manager for the Downtown Simcoe BIA (Business Improvement Area), will take over operation of both organizations. McGimpsey will take over … Continue reading

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“SSUP Norfolk” – Norfolk County’s Student Startup Program wins National Award

At the 2017 Canada Marketing Awards held by the Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC), Norfolk County’s Student Start Up Program “SSUP Norfolk” took top honours as the Best Promotion Event for 2017. Norfolk County Sponsors, Council and Staff have … Continue reading

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Construction boom continues in Norfolk County

First nine months of 2017 outperform all of last year Construction activity in Norfolk County in the first nine months of 2017 has outperformed all twelve months of last year, according to the municipality’s Building Division. Norfolk County Building officials … Continue reading

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Launch of hazelnut farming supported by federal government

The federal government has just announced an almost half million dollar investment in Ontario’s budding hazelnut crop, according to MediaPro’s Norfolk Farms newspaper. Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay said the Ontario Hazelnut Association (OHA) will get $492,052 to develop orchard management … Continue reading

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Major daily newspapers feature Norfolk County

The Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star, two of Canada’s leading newspaper media outlets, recently featured stories about Norfolk County, with a focus on agriculture and agritourism. Increased reliance on offshore labour was the focus of an article by … Continue reading

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