Our objective is to increase public awareness and encourage agriculture sector business development in the Greenstone region. There are currently some hobbyists / home based businesses in this sector in Greenstone. Check out the Agriculture page on our website under the Community Development tab for useful links such as OMAFRA’s Starting a Farm in Northern Ontario Course and Business Information Bundle for New Farmers. If you have other links to share that helped you and would like added to the page, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Preliminary Agricultural Study was started during 2019 and will be the first of its kind in Greenstone when completed in 2020. The scope of the study includes preliminary identification of potential agricultural sites across the Municipality of Greenstone adjacent to the main transportation corridors (Highways 11, 584 and 625). This task would include identifying the most useable land areas for agricultural activities (arable land) based on soil type, terrain and accessibility. Despite it being a new sector for us to explore, there are historic agricultural related sites and information that will be included for reference. The final phase of this Study is now in-progress! Stay tuned for updates!
GEDC pursues projects and activities based on community needs and priorities. We develop and maintain partnerships to support growth and sustainability of the region.
The Instruction Booklet was developed in response to feedback received from the October 25, 2019 Proposal Writing Workshop; held in partnership with GEDC, Greenstone Gold Mines and the Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre. The session was presented by KATWO Consulting and focused on tips and techniques in proposal writing as well as strategies to approach potential opportunities.
Attention Entrepreneurs and Hobbyists…
Who does GEDC lend to?
To be considered for a loan you must start, maintain or expand a registered business within GEDC’s catchment area.
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Are you looking to transition your business?
Call our Business Advisor to find out about our SuccessionMatching Community Program.