Kilgana Group in Little Current is receiving funds to purchase machinery to manufacture steel studs and trusses, while JK Automotive in Kagawong will receive funds to open up a repair shop.
Another entrepreneur in Mindemoya is receiving funds to open Kat's Pet Supplies, while an entrepreneur in Sheshegwaning is receiving funds to open Munchies Snack Bar.
Funding is being also being provided to launch JKG Construction in Garden River, an Aboriginal-owned business specializing in concrete work, Mark House Doctor in Wawa, a handyman and construction service specializing in remodelling houses, Natural Yard Systems in Blind River, which will manufacture a new product aimed at stimulating plant growth, and Kayla's Takeout Delivery in Hornepayne, a new restaurant.
The NOHFC funding will help create 18 jobs in the Algoma-Manitoulin district.
Ontario is supporting these projects through the NOHFC's Northern Ontario Entrepreneur and Northern Ontario Young Entrepreneur programs. Since 2009, Ontario has committed more than $16.3 million through the Northern Ontario Entrepreneur Program to help launch nearly 325 businesses.
Since 2005, Ontario has invested nearly $9.3 million through the Young Entrepreneur Program to start-up about 415 new businesses across the North.
Posted by Arron Pickard