Economic Development

Central Huron is broadly known as a place with a strong sense of community that takes great pride in building long-standing, positive relationships with our valued business and community partners. Our supportive municipal government continues to make great steps in shaping our municipality into one that is progressively vibrant, innovative, inclusive, and open for business. We find that these key factors contribute to our community's overall attractiveness as a place where people want to invest and do business.

Discover how your business can leverage the unique advantages that we have to offer:

Economic Development Strategic Plan

The Municipality of Central Huron’s Economic Development Strategic Plan (2016-2019) is a four-year plan to implement economic development goals and activities within a collaborative structure between the County of Huron, partner municipalities and Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs using a collective impact model. The Plan was developed by an Economic Development Strategic Planning Committee made up of Central Huron business owners, organizations and stakeholders. The planning process was facilitated by a Core Team who guided the planning process including a SWOT/PESTO analysis; a vision statement; reviewed relevant industry economic data and developed goals and strategies.

The plan addresses four key goals including:
• Working with business owners to encourage active participation in Economic Development.
• Supporting small business retention and expansion in Central Huron.
• Recognizing Central Huron, with its rural quality of life, as a great place to live, work, play and retire.
• Recognizing Central Huron as a leader in agricultural education.

The implementation plan identifies the required tasks, responsible lead, the timeframe and the key indicators for each strategic priority.

Community Futures Huron

Community Futures Huron (CFH) is a non-profit Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) supported by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

CFH has been helping entrepreneurs make their futures in Huron County since 1993. This goal is achieved by providing management counselling, business loans, and support for community projects that strengthen the local economy.

Every year, CFH helps new businesses get off the ground. Key emerging business opportunities include agriculture, renewable energy, manufacturing, tourism, retail services, and the creative economy.

If you are an entrepreneur and would like some assistance with starting a business in Central Huron, Community Futures Huron is an excellent resource.

Huron County Economic Development

The County of Huron’s Economic Development department is committed to building a prosperous Huron County by working with non-profits, businesses, entrepreneurs, and other organizations to help support and shape the economy.