Five projects in Nipissing are receiving $768,000 in funding through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, with a total of 16 full-time jobs being created.

Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli highlighted the support for economic development in Nipissing at an announcement at the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce, Wednesday.

“The investments announced here today will help create a strong future in Nipissing by boosting economic growth, creating jobs and ensuring the North remains a great place to live and do business,” said MPP and Minister of Finance Fedeli. “It’s one more way we’re making Ontario open for business.”

Projects include:

  • $425,000 for H & M Enterprise to purchase equipment and expand its metal fabrication, machining and welding plant.
  • $128,322 for Odyssey Fluid Power to renovate a recently acquired commercial building and expand its drilling operations.
  • $92,427 for the Capitol Centre to install a specialized sound system in the performing arts facility in order to attract bigger acts and meet the needs of rental clients.
  • $86,817 for Epiroc Canada Inc. to establish a research and development team to further develop and improve its products for the mining, oil and gas industries.

Fedeli also announcing  Discovery Routes will receive $36,000 in funding through the Rural Economic Development program towards a marketing strategy to promote the Voyageur Cycling Route on behalf of Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ernie Hardeman.

“Northern and rural Ontario has been ignored for too long. We are making it a priority in this government,” said Hardeman. “These investments will help create a strong future for our rural communities by boosting economic growth, creating jobs and ensuring they are great places to live and do business.”