Rural Oxford

Free Entrepreneur Training Offered in Rural Oxford County

Rural Oxford Economic Development Corporation is offering area entrepreneurs free online training to help with the topics most relevant to them. The training modules are applicable for a startup or a growing business and include topics such as market research, business planning, and marketing and sales. Crystal Van Roekel is the Economic Development Officer at …

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Oxford Connection’s Fam Tour Series receives prestigious EDCO Award of Excellence

OXFORD COUNTY, ON – The Oxford Connection “Fam Tour” and digital video series has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) Award of Excellence for the Investment Attraction – Urban Population over 100,000 category. The EDCO Awards of Excellence is an annual program organized by the EDCO Awards Committee that …

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The Rural Oxford Shopping Channel Returns for a Second Season!

Oxford County’s five rural townships have an abundance of local shops, tourism stops, and service businesses that we just love to promote! Building on a successful community collaboration, our Rural Oxford team will again partner to add another dozen videos to the collection of local business features on the Rural Oxford Shopping Channel. The initial …

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Oxford County Shortlisted for Prestigious EDCO Award

The “Oxford Connection Fam Tour Re-launch” has been named a finalist for the Economic Developers Council of Ontario’s Investment Attraction – Urban Award. The EDCO Awards of Excellence is an annual program and looks for distinctive ideas and initiatives that can become economic development best practices of the future. Winners in each category are eligible …

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Rural Oxford Economic Development 2022 Year in Review

I wanted to take a moment to thank each of our five rural municipalities, our contract support team and board members for contributing to Rural Oxford Economic Development‘s overall success. 2022 was a remarkable year and our team couldn’t have offered as much help or make as many thoughtful connections as we did, without your …

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Ontario Releases Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term

Gradual, cautious approach to manage COVID-19 now and moving forward October 22, 2021 Premier’s Office TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term, which outlines the province’s gradual approach to lifting remaining public health and …

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University of Guelph Survey Will Contextualize Unique Mental Health Needs of Rural Communities and Their Residents

Leith Deacon, an associate professor at the University of Guelph, is leading a government-funded survey to collect data that contextualizes the unique mental health needs of rural communities and their residents. Deacon says the survey — hitting mailboxes in north Durham, Dufferin, Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford, Bruce and Grey counties after Labour Day — will collect …

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Ontario Investing $100 Million to Help Tourism Sector Rebound From COVID-19

Tourism Recovery Program will help protect jobs in communities across the province September 27, 2021 Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries  TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $100 million through the new Tourism Recovery Program to help stabilize the province’s tourism industry as it recovers from the impacts of COVID-19. The program will help …

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