Improving Sault Ste. Marie's Harbour
Ontario Strengthening Local Economy
Ontario is helping Sault Ste. Marie move forward on a plan to increase the capacity of its harbour, helping the city meet the import and export needs of regional industries.
With an over $2 million investment from the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the City of Sault Ste. Marie is completing project planning and preparation for the expansion of its harbour, including site plans, conducting Aboriginal consultations and an environmental assessment.
This project will let more ships -- and the goods and commodities they carry -- in and out of port, leading to more jobs and more business opportunities for Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding areas.
Building economic opportunities is part of the government's plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
- Since 2003, NOHFC has invested approximately $953 million in 6,200 projects in northern Ontario, creating or sustaining more than 23,800 jobs.
- In Sault Ste. Marie, NOHFC has invested $86.9 million in 741 projects, creating or sustaining nearly 2,700 jobs since 2003.
“By investing in the next phase of Sault Ste. Marie’s harbour expansion project, our government is determined to help position our region for future growth and job creation. Our NOHFC program has provided over $80 million to numerous initiatives in our city since 2003 and today we are investing in an important project that will help grow the area’s industrial sector.”
“Our government is committed to supporting economic development and job-creation projects that help northerners work and live in our great region. We are pleased to support this harbour project, which has the potential to generate good jobs for years to come.”