Economic Development and Tourism eNews
Addressing your concerns...
Our Economic Development team knows there is a sea of information coming out daily that is hard to keep up with, which is why we've created a webpage that simplifies the information and links to the provincial and federal measures being taken to help businesses.

On a municipal level, the Town has established a task force to work with other municipalities in York Region and financial organizations to look at funding opportunities. We are working hard on this and will share more information as soon as possible.

To date, the Town has deferred interest for late property tax and water bills for 90 days and has waived the proposed water and wastewater bill increase. 

Also, property owners of businesses within the designated Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) will not have to pay the annual fees for activities undertaken by the BIA. The Town approved a grant of $10,000 for each BIA to support their annual budgets for 2020.

While we continue to find new ways to support our business community, we're here to help should you need any business assistance. We can be reached by email at  ed@georgina.c a . To ask questions over the phone, contact Karyn Stone, Manager of Economic Development and Tourism, at 905-476-4301, ext. 2312.
We want to hear from you
Our Economic Development staff is committed to providing Georgina businesses with trusted and timely updates to support your business.

To better understand your needs and how we can help, we've teamed up with the Northern Six (N6) municipalities of York Region (Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Newmarket and Stouffville) and the York Region Economic Strategy Office to assist local businesses through this crisis.

Businesses are invited to fill out a form to request information on the changing resources available to companies in Ontario. You should also fill out the form if you require direct assistance from the Town's Economic Development officer.
Nobody knows how long this pandemic will last or the impact it will have on the economy, but we do know that the importance of our agriculture community is continuous. The sector has often taken a backseat to the modern tech contributors. However, in a time where we are all returning to our roots, the agriculture sector is thriving - feeding our economy. 

Georgina is home to more than 100 farms covering 17,371 acres of farmland, with many who sell direct to consumers. There is a variety of agricultural products available through farm gate sales, stands and kiosks. 

Now is the time to rediscover agriculture and connect with our community, at the roots. Learn more about our farm fresh sellers and the measures they're taking to ensure your safety by visiting our new webpage.
Georgina businesses are stepping up to support our community
In March, the Town called on businesses, organizations and residents to help support our local food pantry after the Georgina Lions Club graciously donated $2,000. The response from our community brings a sense of pride and inspiration to do good during these difficult times. Below are just some of the ways local businesses have selflessly stepped up to help.

Learn more about the Town’s Community challenge and how you can get involved. 

Do you have a community spirit story? We want to hear from you. Email .
Visit for up-to-date news and webinars on COVID-19.
News and Resources
COVID-19 Tourism Resource Centre
Central Counties Tourism is responsible for the strategic development and marketing of the regions of Headwaters, York and Durham as a visitor destination. Their new resource page includes tools and professional guidance to create virtual content, and relief programs and support opportunities being offered by various sectors of government, as well as private industry.  Learn more .
COVID-19 agriculture resources
A dedicated webpage with the latest information, recommendations, employee management tips, tools (posters, policies) and links to authorities. Learn more .
Essential list questions answered
The province has launched a toll-free line 1-888-444-3659 to provide support to Ontario businesses who have questions about the province's recent emergency order to close at-risk workplaces following recommendations by Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health. View essential list .
$5 Billion in support for farmers and agri-food businesses
Farm Credit Canada will receive support from the Government of Canada that will allow for an additional $5 billion in lending capacity to producers, agribusinesses, and food processors. Learn more.
Ontario takes steps to keep food on the table during COVID-19
Apply for agriculture, agri-food and food industry jobs to support the response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Joining a webinar may help you get the specific info and advice you need as you navigate these challenging times.  York Link - York Region Economic Development  has created a   list of webinars   from reputable sources that relate to all sectors and business needs.
Watch Georgina's New Business Show
Check out the new "Mind Your Business" show on Rogers TV every Wednesday night at 8 p.m.

Available Properties
Disclaimer: Listings are provided to the Town from brokers, real estate agents, and various real estate websites. The Town of Georgina assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information shown, and does not make any representation, warranties or guarantees of any kind in relation to the listings in this e-newsletter or the properties described therein. Please contact the real estate agent or other contact person identified on the listing to verify all information.
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