Helping a digital business establish roots in Sault Ste. Marie

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$482,000 supports new business opportunity that will create jobs and develop a skilled and talented workforce

Software solutions company, The Createch Group, has set its sights on establishing an international information and communications technology support and training centre in Sault Ste. Marie, thanks in part to a Government of Canada repayable contribution of $482,000.

The funding was announced today by Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor.

“Today’s investment will not only help attract and retain high-paying information and communications technology jobs, it will create opportunities to help diversify the community from its traditional manufacturing roots to a knowledge-based economy.” said, Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie

This investment will assist the company with equipment and temporary facility costs until its operations transfer to a permanent location at Sault College’s Institute for Environment, Education and Entrepreneurship in 2018, and support its continued growing contribution to local employment.

“Digital technologies are changing the business landscape around the world, representing significant opportunities for Canadian companies that are ready. That is why we are proud to support firms like The Createch Group to scale-up and allow them to help more businesses improve their profitability and grow.” said, The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor

“We are excited about the federal government’s support that is helping us launch our innovative new project in Sault Ste. Marie in partnership with Sault College. Once up and running, our plan is to deliver advanced technology services to municipalities, Indigenous communities, and small and medium-sized enterprises in the manufacturing and health sectors from right here in Northern Ontario.” said, Mario Chabot, General Manager, Microsoft Business Solutions

This investment supports the Government of Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan by helping build a skilled and creative workforce in the digital industry, creating sustainable economic growth.

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