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McGuinty Government Supports Northern Trade And Investment Marketing

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McGuinty Government Supports Northern Trade And Investment Marketing

TORONTO - The McGuinty government is promoting Northern Ontario at three upcoming U.S. trade shows as a prime value-added manufacturing destination to international markets, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"Despite the overwhelming deficit left to us by the previous government, we are moving forward on many fronts to implement our agenda of positive change," said Bartolucci. "Our government knows that northerners want to work in their communities. That is why my top priority is to stimulate job creation - so that we can stem the tide of young people moving elsewhere to build their lives."

Thirteen northern companies and community development agencies are participating in three important trade shows in the United States. These shows provide an excellent opportunity for both northern companies and economic development corporations to build awareness of northern building products, meet potential partners, investors, agents or distributors, and showcase what the North has to offer.

The ministry works with northern companies, economic development practitioners and agencies, and other levels of government to put Northern Ontario "on the map" with investors and buyers in industry sectors and geographic markets important to Northern Ontario. It also promotes goods and services from Northern Ontario, and markets Northern Ontario as a good place in which to live, invest and do business.

"As a northerner, I am especially proud when I see northern success stories on display," added Bartolucci. "This initiative is an example of how Northerners can work effectively to facilitate new trade and attract new investment to northern communities. Our government is working with Northerners to create jobs and spur economic growth."

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