M’Chigeeng First Nation, Ontario – People, businesses and communities throughout the Manitoulin region will benefit from the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises and the creation of more well-paying, middle-class jobs thanks to a strategic investment by the Government of Canada of nearly $5 million.
The announcement was made by Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor. The announcement supports the federal government’s Prosperity and Growth Strategy for Northern Ontario, an economic development plan that is helping to guide Government of Canada investments and services in the region.
The FedNor funding announced will support 17 priority projects being led by 13 local organizations including Split Rail Brewing.
According to Manitoulin.ca Split Rail Brewing, situated in Gore Bay, continues to expand, and a repayable FedNor investment of $66,600 will lead to increased productivity through improved water and energy efficiency, reduced packaging costs, and enhanced quality control. The initiative will allow the owners to purchase and install new equipment and adopt new technology that will open fresh distribution and retail markets and include gaining access to The Beer Store and the LCBO.