Ontario Ensuring Oxford is Open for Business

WOODSTOCK – The Ontario government is helping to ensure Oxford is open for business and open for jobs by investing in the local economic development sector.

Today, Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford announced the Town of Tillsonburg is receiving a $1,205,000 Community Economic Development Grant toward the cost of servicing infrastructure such as sewers, watermains and roads in the Town’s Van Norman Innovation Park to make it investment-ready.

An investment-ready business park will give Tillsonburg a competitive advantage, helping to attract new investment and employment to the area. The municipally controlled business park will also allow the Town to encourage the growth of high-tech manufacturing with a focus on advanced manufacturing, auto and the agri-food processing sectors.

“Since taking office, our government has sent a clear message that Ontario is open for business and open for jobs,” said MPP Hardeman. “We’re creating an environment where businesses can focus on what they do best — developing great products and services and building successful companies. It’s great to see the Town of Tillsonburg invest in the infrastructure that will help to attract and retain those businesses here in Oxford.”

“Today is an exciting day for the Town of Tillsonburg,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “This investment in the Town’s business park will help promote the growth of the advanced manufacturing sector and attract well-paying jobs to the community and surrounding regions.”

“Having pre-serviced, shovel-ready land available is key to attracting new investment to our community,” says Mayor Stephen Molnar. “This investment by the Ontario government will help launch our community’s economic recovery and have a positive impact on the province as a whole.”


Media inquiries please contact:

Ernie Hardeman, MPP Oxford

(519) 537-5222