The Ontario government is providing $ 1 million to help Crofter’s Food Ltd. to expand its activities and create nine new full-time jobs. The investment will support economic growth and diversification in the Parry Sound area.
“Our investments in the northern agri-food sector strengthen communities and provide farmers and food producers like Crofter’s Food with the infrastructure they need to be successful and expand their operations,” said Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound-Muskoka . “The continued success of Crofter’s Food means jobs, economic growth and opportunity for the people of the Parry Sound area.
Family-owned Crofter’s Food will build a new facility to increase its daily production capacity and create more storage space to meet growing demand for its popular organic fruit spreads. Funding for this project is provided through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).
“Supporting local businesses in their expansion and innovation will create jobs, maintain the competitiveness of the North and attract new economic opportunities,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry. “These investments are helping make a real difference for northern businesses, leading to economic prosperity and tangible opportunities for Northerners.
The NOHFC promotes economic prosperity across Northern Ontario by providing financial assistance for projects large and small, rural and urban, that stimulate recovery, growth, job creation and skills development. Since June 2018, the NOHFC has invested over $ 414 million in 3,934 projects in Northern Ontario, leveraging over $ 1.4 billion in investments and creating or supporting over 6,000 jobs.