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Young Entrepreneur Takes Business To New Depths

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Young Entrepreneur Takes Business To New Depths

McGuinty Government Supports New Underwater Welding Venture

A young entrepreneur from Sault Ste. Marie is starting a commercial underwater welding service with help from Ontario.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) has approved funding of $25,000 through its Young Entrepreneur Program to R Jackson Developments Inc.  The funding will help launch a new venture that will offer its specialized underwater welding services all across the North.

Funding is being used to purchase equipment.

Quick Facts

  • Underwater welding specialists can find work world-wide in underwater construction, inspection, and repair work for both offshore oil and onshore construction projects.
  • Since 2005, the Young Entrepreneur Program has provided more than $5 million to support over 220 youth business start-ups in Northern Ontario.

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“Our government’s Young Entrepreneur Program is giving youth the opportunity to develop business skills that will help prepare them to become future leaders in Sault Ste. Marie. This investment will encourage local youth to explore future opportunities in our community while providing a boost to the local economy.”

David Orazietti

MPP for Sault Ste. Marie

“Our government is delighted to provide young entrepreneurs with the support they need to succeed in Northern Ontario.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines



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