Northern Genesis, a project aimed at strengthening northwestern Ontario's communities through information and communication technology, is gaining steam.
Kenora and Sioux Narrows have received government funding for computer and Internet technology to provide more efficient services to citizens and potential investors.
Thunder Bay and other northwestern communities are developing a business plan and intend to jointly apply for SuperBuild funding.
The new technology can provide online access to information about property instead of having to go through a municipal engineering department. This includes industrial property where a potential purchaser can obtain lot descriptions, size, services and prices using a step-by-step online process.