MPP LECCE SUPPORT JOBS & GROWTH IN KING
Updated: Jan 24, 2019
New Investment Will Support Main Street Revitalization in Schomberg
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2018
Schomberg - As part of the provincial government's Open for Business plan, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure, and Stephen Lecce, Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for King-Vaughan, Deputy Government House Leader, and Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier and Minister of Infrastructure, were joined by Steve Pellegrini, Mayor of the Township of King, and Bill Cober, Ward 4 Councillor of the Township of King, to announce an investment to help create jobs and prosperity in Schomberg, and across King-Vaughan. The announcement was made on behalf of Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
The Township of King is receiving up to $52,000 in funding through the Rural Economic Development program to hire a project coordinator to develop local strategies to help improve the competitiveness of small and medium sized businesses as part of the Schomberg Main Street revitalization project.
“Our government is delivering on our commitment to create jobs and grow the economy in King Township. I am pleased to announce our government's support for the Schomberg Main Street revitalization project which will strengthen King's local economy, improve the viability of the historic Main Street, and support our dynamic small business community,” said MPP Stephen Lecce.
King Township is one of over 80 communities across the province that will benefit from this support by boosting and diversifying the local economy. Eligible projects include such things as developing a downtown revitalization plan or marketing, branding and promotional activities to attract investment to the community.
"The Schomberg Main Street revitalization project is about investing in quality of place, and will bring people, businesses and economic prosperity back to Main Street. We are deeply appreciative of the provincial government's support and investment in our rural economy, because quality of place translates directly to quality of life for our community. In 2018 King Township was ranked as the #18 best place to live in Canada. Our goal is to be in the top 10 in 2020. This project is one of the many ways we are going to get there." - Steve Pellegrini, Mayor of the Township of King
"Schomberg Main Street is deeply rooted in tradition and agriculture, including being home to the 168 year old Schomberg Agricultural Fair, the Schomberg Street Gallery and A Main Street Christmas. Because Main Street is a walkable neighbourhood, it has the potential to be a focal point for our community and a popular destination for residents, the surrounding community and tourists." - Bill Cober, Ward 4 Councillor of the Township of King