CARES program funds projects

Monday, May 08, 2017

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A program aimed at job creation and economic development is expected to benefit Stony Plain and surrounding communities.

The area will be receiving $135,350 in funding through the provincial government’s first intake for the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program.

Stony Plain MLA Erin Babcock made the announcement on April 21 on behalf of Economic Development and Trade Minister Deron Bilous.

The funding includes $38,850 to Community Futures Capital Region for their Succession Matching Community Project, $71,500 to the Town of Devon for its Attract Investment for High-Value Job Creation project, and $25,000 to the Village of Warburg to implement a Regional Economic Development Strategy.

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