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Unique Cheese Factory Coming To Sault Ste. Marie

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Unique Cheese Factory Coming To Sault Ste. Marie

Government Supports Northern Ontario Business Ventures

SUDBURY - The Ontario government is helping to grow new jobs in Sault Ste. Marie by investing in the establishment of an all-natural cheese factory, Sault Ste. Marie MPP David Orazietti announced today on behalf of Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci.

"Solid business ideas lay a good foundation for long-term economic growth in Sault Ste. Marie and throughout northern communities," said Orazietti. "By supporting northern entrepreneurial ventures, we will attract new businesses, create more jobs and build prosperity throughout the region."

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) will provide $45,000 to CRM Cheese Factory to purchase and install cheese making equipment, as well as packaging and storage equipment for the production and sale of cheese products. The factory will process pasteurized whole milk supplied by a northern dairy and produce 100 per cent natural, soft, unripened cheese curds.

"Our government will continue to work with northern business owners to help them achieve their goals and reach their full economic potential," said Bartolucci, who is also chair of the NOHFC.  "By investing in private sector job growth, we help foster economic growth and achieve a quality of life that is second to none."

Other McGuinty government initiatives for northern prosperity include:

•    Providing up to $25,000 through the NOHFC's Young Entrepreneur Program to support business start-ups

•    Enhancing tourism by making the largest single NOHFC investment of $15 million towards the Sault Major Destination Project.

These initiatives are part of the government's Northern Prosperity Plan for building stronger northern communities. The Northern Prosperity Plan has four pillars: Strengthening the North and its Communities; Listening to and Serving Northerners Better; Competing Globally; and Providing Opportunities for All.

Laura Blondeau
Minister's Office - Sudbury
(705) 564-7454
Michel Lavoie
MNDM - Sudbury
(705) 564-7125



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