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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

Norfolk Development News – September 2017

The latest edition of Norfolk County Development News email has been published and is on its way to subscribers. Latest headlines: Home sales improve Ready for Industrial Revolution 4.0? Six-storey apartment approved New radio station for Norfolk County Reducing failure … Continue reading

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Ready for Industry 4.0?

Industry 4.0 is here and it’s revolutionizing the way manufacturers are doing business, according to the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). Digital technology is dramatically improving productivity, growth and product quality for Canadian manufacturers, and the time to invest … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship training offered by GoForth Institute

The GoForth Institute has launched entrepreneurship training to try to reduce the high failure rate of startup businesses. Currently, 35% of business startups fail within two years and 50% fail within five years, said GoForth founder Leslie McGeough. The company … Continue reading

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New radio station launched

My Broadcasting Corporation has launched a new radio station in Norfolk County. Oldies 99.7 has installed a transmission tower in Simcoe to broadcast the signal. Oldies 99.7 will be based within the current building housing MyFM 98.9. Two new jobs … Continue reading

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Developer plans six-storey apartment

A Toronto-area developer has received development approval from Norfolk County Council to construct a six-storey apartment building on Pond Street in Simcoe, reports the Simcoe Reformer. Depending on the mix of units selected, the 54,000-square-foot building could have as many … Continue reading

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Home sales improve from July to August, but volumes still down year-over-year

Residential sales activity recorded through the MLS® System of the Simcoe & District Real Estate Board numbered 93 units in August 2017. This was a decrease of 16.2% from August in 2016, and stood roughly in line with the 10-year … Continue reading

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Offshore workers key to agriculture

Representatives of the federal government recently toured Norfolk County to better understand the needs of farmers and offshore workers in the food production sector. The government delegates were hosted by F.A.R.M.S., Foreign Agricultural Resource Management Services. At a dinner meeting … Continue reading

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Agriculture Tour 2017

Norfolk County’s Agriculture Advisory Board held its annual Agriculture Tour on September 6, 2017, showcasing modern farm operations in our communities. The tour by municipal councillors, staff, farmers, agribusiness people and others took in the following stops: Archie’s Cabbage Procyk … Continue reading

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Local food recognition to Norfolk County businesses

Businesses and individuals in Norfolk County were recently acknowledged at the Local Food Recognition Day organized by South Central Ontario Economic Development Corporation (SCOR) held at the Fanshawe College Simcoe / Norfolk Regional Campus. Wholesome Pickins, owned by Jenn and … Continue reading

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Procyk Farms employs 500 workers

Procyk Farms of Norfolk County relies on about 500 workers, many of them from offshore countries, to grow, harvets, pack and ship tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and other produce vegetables. The family operation, now moving into its fourth generation, has expanded … Continue reading

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