The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corp. has launched a new website showcasing the city’s competitive strengths, quality of life, and sector expertise, which will be used to promote the city as a place to invest and grow a business.
The initiative is part of Invest Sault Ste. Marie, a three-year project aimed at enhancing the community’s economic development capacity and performance in key sectors. The ultimate goal of the program is to attract business and investment to the city while increasing trade and export opportunities for local companies.
“The launch of the Invest Sault Ste. Marie website represents a significant milestone in the overall project,” said Nevin Buconjic, manager of trade, investment and community marketing for the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation, in a news release.
“There has been a lot of behind-the-scenes work on this project to gather data on the Sault’s competitiveness and to fully understand the expertise, capacities and capabilities of existing industry. It’s great to finally translate this information into an attractive website as a tool to showcase Sault Ste. Marie to potential clients.”
The Invest Sault Ste. Marie website features information about community infrastructure and assets, a custom search tool for finding available commercial and industrial properties, and details on incentives and programs available to companies looking to locate here or existing local businesses seeking to expand.
The site also features a growing library of sector-focused videos, dynamic demographic and data charts, and community-based analysis, strategies and other relevant information.
Funding for the project comes from FedNor, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation and the City of Sault Ste. Marie.