Florence Bailey is as excited today as she was in 2008 when she started her career as the economic development officer with the Municipality of Sioux Lookout.
“Sioux Lookout has been on a major growth curve for the past five years,” said Bailey, “and that continues to be the experience today.”
With over $250 million in capital projects completed in the community in the past few years, new opportunities continue to present themselves.
While government-funded projects was the primary construction activity in the past, now the private sector is now knocking at the door looking for commercial lands for retail and industrial development.
With five acres of prime land being developed in the downtown core, the municipality is currently seeking proposals for commercial development.
Additionally, there are hectares of land recently serviced at the Sioux Lookout Municipal Airport for development. “Investment attraction is a large component of the Municipal Strategic Plan for the next five years”, Bailey said “and all attention will be focused in this direction.
We are not only looking to grow our local businesses, we are encouraging new business as well.”