Ontario Provincial Election 2018: Impacts on Business and Funding

Ontario Provincial Election 2018: Impacts on Business and Funding

On June 7, Ontario voters ushered in a new Conservative majority government to be led by Doug Ford. The incoming Premier won 40% of the popular vote and 76 seats overall, signaling a big change in provincial government. Having already appointed a Chief of Staff and assembled a transition team, it’s expected Ford’s cabinet will…

SWODF Awards Four Manufacturers $2.7M in Business Development Grants

SWODF Awards Four Manufacturers $2.7M in Business Development Grants

Two manufacturers in Cambridge and two in Kitchener have recently been awarded business expansion grants from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF). The companies will use their Ontario government funding to drive economic growth for the province by purchasing and upgrading equipment, expanding facilities to increase production, and supporting over 330 jobs. The Southwestern Ontario…

SWODF Awards $5.5M in Business Expansion Grants to Three Manufacturers

SWODF Awards $5.5M in Business Expansion Grants to Three Manufacturers

Two manufacturers in Woodstock, Ontario and one in Ayr, Ontario have recently been awarded business expansion grants. The three companies will use their Ontario government funding to drive economic growth for the province by creating and retaining jobs, expanding production facilities, and investing in innovative equipment. The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) has invested a…

Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Awards $400k to Niagara Brewery

Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Awards $400k to Niagara Brewery

Silversmith Brewing Company is an independently owned craft brewery in Niagara, Ontario situated among fruit farms, vineyards, and wineries. The brewery and beer hall operate out of a rustic and charming 1890s church, providing a unique space for visitors to enjoy brewery tours, food, entertainment, and high-quality beers, including the award-winning Black Lager. Silversmith Brewing…

Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Supports Five Manufacturers

Southwestern Ontario Development Fund Supports Five Manufacturers

Five Chatham-Kent, Ontario manufacturers have recently been awarded business expansion grants. Each awarded company will use its Ontario government funding to purchase new equipment and become more productive. As a result, they will increase capacity, provide new products and services, and expand the number of workers at their facilities. The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund awarded…

Niagara Wineries Awarded $1M in SWODF Funding for Business Expansions

Niagara Wineries Awarded $1M in SWODF Funding for Business Expansions

Ontario government funding has recently been announced for two wineries, Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits Limited and Andrew Peller Limited. Each business will use its manufacturing grants to expand facilities and purchase state-of-the-art equipment. Between the two recipients, 45 new jobs will be created and another 133 jobs will be retained. In total, $1,135,300 in…

Sleeman Awarded $422k in SWODF Funding for Business Expansion

Sleeman Awarded $422k in SWODF Funding for Business Expansion

Sleeman Breweries Ltd. is Canada’s third-largest brewery. With facilities in Guelph, Ontario, Sleeman brews over 20 different brands year-round, including Sleeman, Sapporo, Unibroue, Okanagan Spring, and Pabst Blue Ribbon. The brewery creates premium lagers and ales that are incredibly popular in Canada and are also sold internationally. Recently, Sleeman Breweries Ltd. was awarded $422k in…

Over $2M in Ontario Government Funding Supports Barrie Manufacturers

Over $2M in Ontario Government Funding Supports Barrie Manufacturers

Ontario government funding support has recently been announced for three Barrie-based companies. Each successfully awarded business will use its small business grants to expand facilities and purchase new state-of-the-art equipment. As result, 94 new jobs will be created and another 370 jobs will be retained in the area. In total, $2,017,700 in business expansion grants…

Nestlé Canada Expands with over $390k in Ontario Business Grants

Nestlé Canada Expands with over $390k in Ontario Business Grants

Nestlé Canada is a food and beverage processor that manufactures and sells a variety of products from coffee to frozen meals to pet foods. Headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, Nestlé is a highly-respected brand and a global market leader that achieves consistent growth both in Canada and across the world. Nestlé Canada’s business expansion project recently…

Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) Small Business Grants

Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) Small Business Grants

Ontario is one of the most ideal provinces in Canada to grow small and medium-sized businesses. The diverse and well-established economic landscape enables companies to scale quickly, and government incentives such as the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund (SWODF) can offset a portion of expenses for strategic growth projects. The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund was created…