News Release Article from  Government of Canada

Government of Canada Invests to Boost Business and Investment Attraction in North Bay and Surrounding Areas

February 26, 2016 – North Bay, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNor

Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced an investment of $45,000 to support an investment attraction program for the North Bay district.

The FedNor funding is being used by the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of North Bay's Economic Development Department, to create the Investment Attraction Program. Designed for the hospitality, tourism, retail and service industry, the program will provide front-line staff with the marketing tools and training needed to attract private-sector investment to the area by promoting potential business opportunities to suppliers and decision makers.

Quick facts

  • The funding announced today is provided through FedNor's Northern Ontario Development Program, which supports projects that promote sustainable community economic development, enhance business development and growth, and facilitate innovation.
  • The North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization servicing more than 850 businesses, entrepreneurs and private sector stakeholders. The Chamber offers programs, seminars and information to assist local businesses.

Quotes

"The Government of Canada is proud to work with business organizations, such as the North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce, to support projects that help create jobs, enhance the economic outlook of our communities and position the region for long-term economic success. I look forward to the positive results this investment will deliver for Northern Ontario."

– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor

"This investment is enhancing collaboration among community and business leaders to stimulate business development and growth throughout the region. The funding announcement today will help maximize the economic potential of the North Bay district by capitalizing on its inherent strengths to attract new businesses to the area and encourage existing businesses to expand their operations."

– Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming

"Today is a great day for the people, businesses and communities of the North Bay district. By supporting this important project, the Government of Canada is helping us attract new private-sector investment to the area, which will create local jobs and lead to a stronger, more diversified regional economy."

– Patti Carr, Executive Director, North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce

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Contact

Barclay Babcock
Communications Officer - FedNor
705-690-0957 or 1-877-333-6673 Ext 303
barclay.babcock@canada.ca


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