This week the federal and provincial governments announced a $57 million investment in the
Digital Main Street
program that will extend support to businesses across Ontario. Digital Main Street is a program that helps small businesses better promote themselves online and adopt digital tools and technology.
To carry out this effort in Halton Region, Haltech Regional Innovation Centre will partner with the Region of Halton’s Small Business Centre, local municipal Economic Development teams, Chambers of Commerce and local Business Improvement Areas to help small businesses get the resources and support they need to adopt digital technologies to compete now and in the future.
“I have heard first hand from some of our local businesses around the challenges they have had in dealing with the impacts of the pandemic,” says Mayor Rick Bonnette. “The funding from the provincial and federal governments is both welcome and necessary to support small business owners in adapting and leveraging technology.”