Jay Aspin, MP for Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Jay Aspin delivered more than $2.3 million in federal funds for three economic development projects in the region.
The South Temiskaming Community Futures Development Corporation received $1.6 million to provide small and medium-sized companies with access to capital and business counselling services.
The North Eastern Ontario Communications Network received $500,000 to implement a regional geographic information system (GIS) so 20 partners can manage municipal geo-referenced information for economic development activities.
The Timmins Economic Development Corporation received $235,103 to establish a “regional foreign direct investment strategy” to help businesses involved in the mining and service supply sector expand into new markets. Also involved are the municipalities of Temiskaming Shores, Iroquois Falls, Kapuskasing and Cochrane.