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Economic Development Updates
Funding Opportunities
BEAM (BROADBAND FOR E-BUSINESS & MARKETING) GRANT

BEAM provides for-profit businesses with up to 75% of costs (up to $4,000) for website development or upgrades, mobile apps, or purchasing new technology.

Application deadline: Lake of B ays - February 15, 2018 (second intake).

If you applied to the first intake (September 2017) and were not successful, it is highly recommended that you resubmit for consideration in the second intake (February 2018).

Administered by:  Parry Sound Muskoka Community Network

For more information, visit: pmcn.ca/beam.
CANADA-ONTARIO JOB GRANT

This program provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce, with direct financial support from the government. Employers receive funding to purchase training for existing or new employees to strengthen skills or obtain certification.

Information Session: Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 12-1 p.m.
YMCA Employment & Learning Services, 60 King William St, Huntsville

For more information, click here or call the Huntsville YMCA at 705-787-0349 ext. 27 to learn more.
FOUNDERS CIRCLE
 
Contest in search of a Muskoka-based entrepreneur with the best idea and plan for a successful start-up business. Winner to receive $10,000 prize.
 
Application deadline EXTENDED: January 15, 2018 December 2, 2017
 
For more information, visit: muskokafounderscircle.com .
IMPACT AWARDS

Contest in search of innovation in Parry Sound/Muskoka in the following areas: Employee innovation, Customer innovation, Partner/supplier innovation, Competitor innovation, and Public innovation. Five (5) award winners to receive $1,000 prizes.

Application deadline EXTENDED: January 15, 2018 December 2, 2017
 
For more information, visit: iawards.ca .
TRIPLE P PROGRAM

Funding available to purchase equipment or technology related to innovation.

Application deadline: Ongoing intake until funds are allocated.

For more information, visit: iion.ca/triple-p/.
What's New on VentureMuskoka.ca?
INVESTING IN MUSKOKA: A WINNING PROPOSITION

This article features recent investment stories about:
- North on Sixty (Lake of Bays)
- Muskoka Natural Food Market (Bracebridge)
- Muskoka Millwrighting (Huntsville)
- CIK Telecom (Gravenhurst)

Read this article at: VentureMuskoka.ca
MUSKOKA: WHERE THE GRASS IS GREENER

The Lakelands Association of Realtors provide an update on the local real estate market.

Read this article at: VentureMuskoka.ca
Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested, and do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.

Kind regards,

Jennifer Clancy

TOWNSHIP OF LAKE OF BAYS | Economic Development Coordinator
Tel: 705-635-2272 ext.235 | Email Jennifer