New Centre To Promote Tourism And Living In Elliot Lake
McGuinty Government Helping Create Jobs, Boost Local Economy
A new Discovery Centre in Elliot Lake will promote the community's retirement living and tourism programs to help spur economic growth and create future jobs for the area.
Elliot Lake Retirement Living will design and build the centre that will house displays, promotional materials and interactive kiosks. This will showcase Elliot Lake and the region as an ideal place to live, work and invest.
The Discovery Centre is part of a larger Community Marketing Centre project scheduled for completion this spring. Five full-time jobs are expected to be created at the new centre.
- The NOHFC funding is providing $623,100 to this project through its Infrastructure and Community Development Program.
- Elliot Lake has become one of the most popular retirement communities in the province due to its modern infrastructure, affordable housing and the pristine natural environment that surrounds the community.
- Since January 2005, the NOHFC's Infrastructure and Community Development Program has invested more than $190 million in more than 380 projects in Northern Ontario.
“We believe this highly interactive facility will effectively accommodate the specific marketing requirements of the community's expanding retirement, cottage and tourism industries.”
“Our government is actively promoting the creation of jobs and future economic development by supporting northern communities in endeavours like this one.”