Economic Development

The Rural Oxford Economic Development Corporation looks after economic development activities for the Township.  This corporation is a partnership between East Zorra-Tavistock, Zorra, Southwest Oxford, Norwich and Blandford-Blenheim Townships.

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Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E)

Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) LogoThe BR+E project is a volunteer-driven, community based economic development tool designed to enhance local businesses and economic prosperity. It is community based as it involves stakeholders from all sectors within the community, including government, business, non profit agencies and citizens, many of whom volunteer their time to contribute to the project.The program works to improve the competitiveness of local businesses by addressing their concerns and needs through a confidential interview process. Read more about the BR+E project on the BR+E page in the Rural Oxford Economic Development website.

Southwestern Ontario Development Fund

The Southwestern Ontario Development Fund supports regional economic development by creating jobs, attracting private sector investment and promoting innovation, collaboration and cluster development in Southwestern Ontario.

For the purposes of the SWODF program, “Southwestern Ontario” is defined as the following 17 geographic areas under the Territorial Divisions Act, 2002: Brant, Bruce, Chatham-Kent, Dufferin, Elgin, Essex, Grey, Haldimand, Huron, Lambton, Middlesex, Niagara, Norfolk, Oxford, Perth, Waterloo, Wellington.

For more information visit this website.

 


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