County awards 2021 Tourism, Culture and Sport Grants

The County of Simcoe has approved 89 successful applications totalling more than $470,000 through the 2021 Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant Program to enhance existing tourism, culture and sport projects throughout the County. “We know how anxious everyone is to get back to “normal” as soon as it is safe, including our outstanding tourism, culture […]

County of Simcoe hosting virtual job fair this June

The County and area partners – including member municipalities, the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, Georgian College, Lakehead University, Employment Ontario and the Province of Ontario – are collaborating to deliver an online Work in Simcoe County Job Fair on Wednesday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be hosted on […]

Digital Main Street and Beyond helps 339 local businesses and counting

Digital Main Street

The County of Simcoe continues to support local businesses with innovative solutions through the COVID-19 pandemic with the extension of the Digital Main Street and Beyond training program until June 15, 2021, originally approved by Council nearly one year ago. Administered by the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre and the Barrie, Simcoe County […]

Employer Registration is Open for the Work in Simcoe County Virtual Job Fair!

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, June 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the Work in Simcoe County virtual job fair.   The event will be hosted on an innovative online career platform connecting you with potential candidates from the comfort of your home or office. You will have the opportunity to showcase your company and directly connect with job seekers via one-one-one text and […]

Simcoe Muskoka Virtual Skilled Trades Expo 2021

Skilled Trades Expo 2021

The 2021 Simcoe Muskoka Virtual Skilled Trades Expo is planned for mid-May this year. Given the current safety restrictions due to COVID-19, this year’s expo will be virtual, in the form of a “local and loud” online scavenger hunt. There is no entry fee to participate; we just ask that you provide us with content to […]

Regional partners launch Automation Accelerator pilot program

Automation Accelerator Program

Area partners are excited to launch the Automation Accelerator pilot program to create a responsive, industry-driven solution that provides regional manufacturers with training and knowledge to implement Industry 4.0 solutions. The pilot project is supported by the County of Simcoe, member municipalities, the Cities of Barrie and Orillia, Georgian College, Lakehead University and the Government of […]

County announces winners of Rural Innovation Challenge

The County, ventureLAB, and Digital Main Street are pleased to recognize the 2020 winners of the Rural Innovation Challenge. In December 2020, the partners launched a program to encourage local businesses to explore, source, and pilot novel solutions that support main street business continuity in Simcoe County during the COVID-19 pandemic. The winners of the challenge […]

Warden George Cornell appointed as Chair of WOWC

Warden George Cornell of the County of Simcoe has been acclaimed as Chair of the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC), during the organization’s Annual General Meeting held virtually on February 5, 2021. “I am honoured to have been placed in the position of Chair of the Caucus, to represent Southwestern Ontario, and I look forward […]

In-Market Special Project Fund

Applications are now open for Year 2 of the In-Market Special Project Fund, with $100,000 available for projects in 2021. The goal of the fund, as in previous years, is to increase support for entrepreneurs across Simcoe County. At a minimum, one Small Business Enterprise Centre and one CFDC need to be partnered with an […]