Maggie Matear, the TEDC
's director of community development, said while the concept has been around for more than a decade, it's "percolating slowly" into the North.
According to TEDC
Director Karel Littman, by having the commercial property owners in town rebuild, renovate and redevelop, the township can increase the taxes that such improved commercial properties bring in.
One of the outstanding features of TEDC
was its kindergarten.
Nick's, NCC, and TEDC
has mushroomed since 1970, from about 100 nationwide to an estimated 2,500 today.
NPI applauds the TEDC
for having the courage to take us up on our standing offer to explore important Northern issues in partnership with local institutions, provided the author is free to go where the evidence leads.
Christy Marinig, the TEDC
'S CEO, said the project has come together quickly, and is bringing with it highly skilled, good-paying jobs, in addition to a new spinoff for the mining supply industry.
chair Fred Gibbons said while there are plenty of educational and training opportunities in the city, people often have difficulty finding the programs and courses they need or want to access.
Timmins and the Abitibi Greenstone Belt region is still one of premier mining areas in Canada, with new mineral deposits being discovered all the time, said Fred Gibbons, chair of the TEDC
's board of directors.
"We gave a presentation on our operations and then the (TEDC
) gave a presentation on the city itself," said Brian Fleury, Xstrata senior human resources advisor in Timmins.
With a full-time staff of seven, and four contract workers, the TEDC
has a director managing economic development and business retention, and another who is responsible for community development.
), the Kirkland Lake Department of Economic Development and Tourism, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp., FedNor, and private sector companies.