FedNor Invests to Help Create Jobs and Boost Economic Development and Growth in Gogama
The FedNor funding, provided through its Northern Ontario Development Program, will enable the Gogama Chamber of Commerce to develop a strategic plan and branding strategy to support the community's social and economic recovery efforts that continue as a result of a large-scale train derailment in 2015. Specifically, this targeted investment will be used to create an economic road map for the community that will help attract private sector investment to the area, identify business development and growth opportunities, and maximize local assets to position the Town of Gogama for long-term economic success.
"By providing Northern Ontario communities with access to the tools and resources they need to succeed, the Government of Canada, through FedNor, is helping to create high-quality middle-class jobs and further position the region as open for business. The funding announced today builds on Gogama's inherent strengths and will help promote the community as an ideal place to live, work, play and visit."– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor
"This priority project will enable the Town of Gogama to harness its economic potential to attract private sector investment to the area, enhance tourism and create jobs, while capitalizing on business development and growth opportunities throughout the region. Creating jobs and a strong economy for the people and businesses of Gogama and all of Northern Ontario is a key priority for our government and investments such as this one will help us achieve that goal."– Marc Serr, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt
"On behalf of the people and businesses of Gogama, I would like to thank the Government of Canada for recognizing the unique needs of our community and investing in this strategic initiative to strengthen and grow our economy. I look forward to the positive social and economic results this investment will deliver for the people and businesses of Gogama."– Edmond Chenier, Chair, Gogama Chamber of Commerce