Scott Ovell
Community Development Officer
Mailing Address:
20 Park Drive
Huntsville ON P1H 1P5

Phone: 705-789-6421 ext. 3035
Fax: 705-789-8943

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Economic Development


The mandate of the Economic Development Department is to attract, promote and market growth and development opportunities in Huntsville to:

  • maintain, expand and improve local employment opportunities
  • expand the municipal tax base
  • work with existing businesses
  • support marketing event tourism

Strategic Plan 2017 and Beyond

Huntsville's Economic Development Strategy is outlined within the Strategic Plan 2017 and Beyond on our Town Plans & Studies page. The purpose of this strategy is to identify key areas of improvement and to create "A vibrant, inclusive, healthy community which inspires innovation and growth, celebrates the arts, culture, and heritage, promotes recreation while developing a resilient economy founded on social caring and environmental stewardship."

Other Plans

Visit our Town Plans & Studies page for a complete listing of each.

Why Huntsville?

The Why Huntsville page is an excellent source of quick information where you will also find an engaging video about living in Huntsville.

Community Improvement Plan - Grants Available

In March 2011 the Town of Huntsville adopted the Downtown Community Improvement Plan Bylaw which provides a long term vision for Downtown Huntsville in terms of redevelopment, revitalization and beautification of the Area.  In December of 2012 the Town of Huntsville adopted the Community Improvement Plan Implementation Bylaw 2012-116 which details the grants that are available to encourage property owners to redevelop their properties in the Downtown Area. 

Once the community improvement plan has been adopted by council, implementation and funding opportunities are sought from senior levels of government.

Who to Contact

Town of Huntsville
Scott Ovell
Economic Development Officer

Phone: (705) 789-1751 ext. 3035
In Person: 37 Main St East
Email Scott