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Burlington Economic Development Bringing Report to EICS Committee on Main Street Business Support

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At Monday’s (Aug. 10) Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services (EICS) Committee meeting, Burlington Economic Development will bring forward a report on supports for main street businesses.

The recommendation is provided below, while you can view the full report by clicking this link: BEDC 05-20 COVID-19 Business Support.

Receive and file Burlington Economic Development Corporation report BEDC-05-20 regarding Main Street Business Support; and

Direct the Chief Financial Officer to earmark $125,000 in funds as a COVID-19 expense to support main street business and complement the Digital Main Street and Provincial Safe Restart COVID-19 programs, subject to Halton Region matching these funds; and

Request that the Region of Halton match the City of Burlington’s contribution of $125,000 and earmark these funds to support main street businesses in Burlington; and

Request that Burlington Economic Development work with City of Burlington to recommend a Main Street Business Support Program and appropriate delivery partners, subject to receiving details on the Provincial Safe Restart COVID-19 program and a suitable program being permitted under municipal legislation; and

Direct the Executive Director of Burlington Economic Development to report back verbally to Council on the next steps during the September COVID-19 update, in keeping with the above recommendations

The EICS Committee begins at 9:30 a.m. on Monday (Aug. 10) and can be watched virtually online at


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Marianne Meed Ward

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