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Reason #2 to invest in Georgina: investment-ready program
Georgina introduced the Business Class Program which is designed to assist businesses with the planning and development process.

The program ensures local business owners and potential investors are assisted to the greatest extent possible from the initial meeting through the development application process.

Let's do business!
If you are starting a new business, relocating or expanding, email  Sean Columbus  to arrange a meeting.
World-renowned ice fishing in Georgina
There aren't many other winter activities more Canadian than ice fishing and there's nowhere better to experience it than in Georgina.

Lake Simcoe attracts visitors from all over the world with its long history of ice fishing. Being on the southern tip of the lake, closest to the city, with 52 kilometres of shoreline, it's clear why Georgina is a hot-spot for tourists.

If you're a true Canadian, you'll want to come out to the Lake Simcoe Championship Ice Fishing Derby on Feb. 16 and Perchin' for MS derby on Feb. 29.

Read York Durham Headwaters article on ice fishing in Georgina.
Did you know?
Lake Simcoe is dubbed the
'ice fishing capital of Canada'
Sutton business improves facade with grant application
Fat Cat Tattoo recently completed a facade improvement with assistance from the Town's Community Improvement Plan (CIP) grant.

Businesses within Jackson's Point, Keswick and Sutton's Business Improvement Areas (BIA) are eligible to apply for an accessibility, facade, heritage and/or landscape grant.
South Lake Future's impact on our economy
721 businesses serviced
609 jobs maintained
293 jobs created
4.9M value of loans to local businesses
In the last five years, South Lake Futures has played an integral role in growing Georgina's economy.

Who are they?
They're a community-based organization who offer business counselling, loans and facilitate the Rural Innovation Initiative funding from the Federal Government for projects up to $100,000.
Economic News
Attention event organizers!
Attention event organizers! The Celebrate Ontario 2020 program is now open and receiving applications. Eligible events may receive up to $250,000 in grants for events taking place between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. Deadline to apply is Jan. 21 .
Ontario government cuts small business tax
The Ontario government cut the small business Corporate Income Tax (CIT) rate by 8.7 per cent by reducing the rate to 3.2 per cent effective Jan. 1, 2020. This tax cut will deliver up to $1,500 in annual savings to more than 275,000 business. Learn more about this action and others that the government is implementing to cut red tape for businesses.
Festival and event grant deadline
The Community Betterment Grant Program supports festivals and events that serve to promote the Town to markets outside Georgina, generate economic opportunities for the local business community and provide for the betterment of the community. You could receive up to 50 per cent of your total eligible expenses, up to a maximum of $5,000. Learn more about eligibility and submit your grant application online by Feb. 1, 2020.
Featured 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.
Upcoming events
2020 Discover Georgina Show
Dates: May 2 - 3 at the Georgina Ice Palace

Early bird rates are now open. To become an exhibitor at the 2020 Discover Georgina Show click the link below.

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