The monthly newsletter for Norfolk's business community
The monthly newsletter for Norfolk's business community
March 2021
Welcome to the new Norfolk County Business Bulletin, the monthly newsletter for Norfolk's business community! You'll receive all the latest news and updates from Norfolk's Economic Development team, delivered straight to your inbox on the last Friday of every month. Let us know what you think at

Assistance for Businesses

Norfolk County’s Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Grant Program

Back for 2021, Norfolk County's Community Improvement Plan (CIP) establishes a framework for support and implementation of programs that may be utilized to encourage the maintenance, rehabilitation and redevelopment of the county. Up to $20,000 in grants are available to local businesses. 

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Digital Service Squad DSS Program 

If you're a small business in one of Norfolk County's downtown cores looking for help with digital marketing support, look no further. The Digital Service Squad is here to help. 
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Greenbelt Foundation’s 2021 funding round is now open

The Greenbelt Foundation is currently accepting applications for their Prosperous Greenbelt and Resilient Greenbelt funding streams under the Spring Grant Round, and an immediate strategic opportunity to Grow the Greenbelt. 
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Federal Government Programs to support small businesses

The federal government continues to support small businesses through new and continuing programs. 
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County Updates

Business Visitation Program

Good news for businesses looking to connect with the Economic Development Department. The team is continuing the visitation program virtually. Sign up, below. Or call 519-426-5870 ext. 1264.
Request a meeting

Norfolk County Economic Recovery Taskforce

The Economic Recovery Taskforce continues to oversee the implementation of the Economic Recovery Plan.  Subcommittees will begin meeting this month to focus on specific sections of the plan.

As the implementation moves forward, the Taskforce continues to seek project ideas that can support business recovery and building future business resilience against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Planning Application Count

Below is a breakdown of the number of planning applications submitted over the past three years. 
*Does not include inquiries sent to individual staff emails.

Community Updates

Job Portal

The Workforce Planning Board of Grand Erie (WPBGE) job board is now available. This central resource has a robust search function allows you to filter by several criteria like region, or industy. Businesses may also monitor the site to see if their job postings are being featured.
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New brewery in Norfolk

Welcome to Norfolk County's newest brewery, Backyard Brewing & Supplies Ltd. Featuring fresh ingredients from our own backyard and an ever-evolving, never-the-same beer selection.    
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