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Ontario Government Promotes North to Investors

Northern Companies Attend Aviation Trade Show

SUDBURY - The Ontario government is promoting Northern Ontario at a major trade show in Phoenix, Arizona as an ideal location for the establishment of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities, Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci announced today.

"By showcasing Northern Ontario's strengths across the continent, we are helping northern industries to grow and prosper," said Bartolucci.  "With a highly skilled workforce and modern infrastructure, the North is an ideal location for investors to consider well into the future, and by attending trade shows such as this, we are showing everyone what we have to offer."

In conjunction with the GO North Investor Program, the ministries of Economic Development and Trade, and Northern Development and Mines will attend the Aviation Week MRO Conference and Exhibition, which takes place April 25 to 27 in Phoenix.  The show is the largest MRO-dedicated conference in the U.S. and will feature over 350 exhibitors. The Thunder Bay International Airport Authority and the Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation will join the province in the Ontario booth profiling northern investment opportunities in the aviation sector.

"The new global marketplace is incredibly competitive, and we want to make sure Ontario is in the best position to compete and to win," said Economic Development and Trade Minister Joe Cordiano. "By investing in programs such as GO North, we are working aggressively to promote Northern Ontario to the rest of the world as an ideal location for investment."

GO North, a joint initiative of the ministries of MNDM and MEDT, is designed to attract anchor investments to northern communities.

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