The Ontario government is investing more than $4.2 million through the Regional Development Program to support important infrastructure projects in the County of Simcoe, the Town of Tillsonburg and the City of Sarnia. These investments will help attract local investment and create jobs as the province starts down the path to renewal, growth and economic recovery.
Ontario is providing $1.5 million for the County of Simcoe to invest in the widening of the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport runway from 100 ft to 150 ft.
Ontario is providing more than $1.2 million for the Town of Tillsonburg to build and develop the Van Norman Innovation Park, which will give the region a competitive advantage in attracting new investment.
Ontario is providing $1.5 million for the City of Sarnia to build an oversized load corridor that will increase capacity of the Port of Sarnia and surrounding road networks.
To support regional priorities and challenges, the RDP provides cost-shared funding to municipalities and economic development organizations to help communities attract investment, diversify their economies, and plan for long-term sustainability.