Orangeville Implementing Plan For Economic Growth



    McGuinty Government Supports Town's Long-Term Strategy

    TORONTO, May 5 /CNW/ -

    
    NEWS

    Ontario is helping the Town of Orangeville strengthen the local economy
and build on tourism opportunities.
    The Town of Orangeville is implementing the key recommendations of its
economic development and tourism strategy, which will:

    -   Enhance opportunities for the retention and expansion of local
        businesses, and attract new business investment and entrepreneurs;
    -   Implement a dedicated website for economic development;
    -   Enhance the Town's and region's tourism profile through the Hills of
        Headwaters Tourism Association; and,
    -   Develop a coordinated tourism and marketing plan for the development
        and promotion of the arts, culture, recreation, and tourism
        industries.

    The Ontario government is providing $85,000 under the Communities in
Transition program to assist with the implementation.

    QUOTES

    "Orangeville is on the move with an excellent economic growth plan. This
    plan will help to enhance the city's tourism opportunities and attract
    new business investment to the area."
    - Michael Bryant, Minister of Economic Development

    "Business retention and expansion and tourism continue to be major
    priorities for the Town of Orangeville. We welcome the government's
    significant support in that effort."
    - Rob Adams, Mayor of the Town of Orangeville.

    QUICK FACTS

    -   Orangeville has experienced significant growth over the past decade.
    -   The Ontario government has more than doubled support to municipal
        operating budgets. By 2011, ongoing annual operating support for
        municipalities will exceed $2.8 billion, an increase of more than
        $1.7 billion, or 160 per cent, compared to 2003.

    LEARN MORE

    -   Find out more about the Town of Orangeville's economic development
        profile.

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For further information:

For further information: Greg Crone, Minister's Office, (416) 326-9345;
Eric Shapiro, Communications Branch, (416) 325-6698

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