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October 2019: FALL
City's new industrial park is shovel-ready and open for business
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Welland, ON - The City of Welland has opened its fifth Industrial Park on the north end of the city. The new Industrial Park is located on River Road and Downs Drive and has quick and easy access to Highways 406 and 140. In 2018, Welland City Council declared the 38 acres of property as surplus land, had it rezoned to fall under the Gateway Economic Zone and Centre Community Improvement Plan, and began servicing the land to make it shovel-ready for investors.

City of Welland staff have created a very efficient development process by streamlining and expediting planning approvals. This process is building successful relationships between the city's Economic Development team and current investors and developers, as highlighted several times in provincial and national media publications.

Kanetix Ltd., Canada's largest acquisition platform for insurance is thriving in
Welland office location
Kanetix
Since January, Kanetix Ltd. has hired and staffed over 140 new employees with plans to grow by an additional 100 new hires in early 2020. Roles such as Customer Service Ambassadors, Service Brokers, Sales Brokers, Team Leads, Trainers, HR positions, and Managers are still actively being filled. Kanetix is committed to long-term growth in the community and is looking for passionate, customer-centric candidates who have a vested interest in continuous learning.
 
You can search through the current job openings for Kanetix on Indeed.com to find updates on new roles throughout the coming months or apply directly to work@kanetix.ca  
 
Kanetix Ltd. is Canada's largest digital acquisition platform for insurance and financial services. With its family of brands namely Kanetix.ca, InsuranceHotline.com, Rates.ca, ComparaSave.com, Shopinsurancecanada.ca, RateSupermarket.ca, RateSpy.com, KTX Financial and KTX Insurance Brokers, Kanetix Ltd. has helped 8 million Canadians with their money decisions since 1999. Soon to celebrate its 20-year anniversary, the company creates best in-class customer experiences.
 
Recognized as one of Canada's Top Small and Medium Employers for 2018, Kanetix Ltd. is a fast-paced company that fosters a culture of growth and innovation, not only for the business but also for the employees.
Welland, ON poised for industrial property market take-off
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Last week, the municipal government reported the recent opening of its fourth industrial park, which is offering 38 acres of service land.

Over the past few years, Welland has managed "to keep pace with interest from companies attracted by shovel-ready property" - all at much lower costs than what would've been available in the Greater Toronto Area.

"I think in the last five to seven years, Welland transformed from a city that lost some manufacturing and was essentially on a decline, to a market that is surging thanks to multiple investments drawn in by our wealth of incentives," according to Dan Degazio, Director of Economic Development for the City of Welland.

Feds commit $29 million to
2021 Summer Games
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Welland Mayor Frank Campion speaks during a federal funding announcement for the 2021 Canada Summer Games at Welland International Flatwater Centre Thursday morning. - Dave Johnson_Torstar
Welland will see some of the funding committed by the federal and provincial governments for the 2021 Canada Summer Games come to the Rose City to improve at least one of its sports facilities.

Thursday morning at Welland International Flatwater Centre, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Fran├žois-Philippe Champagne committed $29 million in federal funding to the Games.

It matches $29 million contributed by the provincial government in mid-August.

Eighty-room hotel could be coming to Welland's north end
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Welland could see a four-storey 80-room hotel go up behind Walmart on a new road called Power Drive. A site plan application is before city planning staff. - Dave Johnson_Torstar
A four-storey, 80-room Holiday Inn Express could go up in Welland's north end beside Highway 406.
Grant Munday, the city's manager of development approvals, said a  site plan application for the property, located to the north of Walmart, has been received by the city.
"It's a few months away from approval," said Munday of the site plan for 224 Power Dr. currently under review.
Funding will help Niagara College continue to innovate
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Filomena Tassi_ federal minister of seniors, makes a funding announcement of nearly $2 million for Niagara College at its Niagara-on-the-Lake campus. - Dave Johnson , Torstar
Niagara College has been coined the pre-emptive college, said president Dan Patterson during a funding announcement with the federal government Wednesday morning.
He said the college not only anticipates the labour markets of today but those of tomorrow as well.
One of those markets it anticipated was in the growing Canadian cannabis sector, becoming the first accredited college in the country with a commercial cannabis program.
College, manufacturing partners land
$14 million in funding
Francois-Philippe Champagne, minister of infrastructure and communities, announces $14 million in funding to support advanced manufacturing at Niagara College. - James Culic, Torstar
Niagara College and its network of manufacturing partners have scored a $14-million boost from the federal government.
Three years ago, Niagara College helped establish the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation, a partnership between seven colleges and universities that pool their money and resources to advance the country's manufacturing expertise.
The federal government has pumped about $21 million into SONAMI - $7.3 million in 2016, $14 million this year - which it says has helped 240 businesses and supported 552 jobs.
The City of Welland
Economic Development Office recently presented cheques for $3,000.
BBBS
pope francis
The Welland Economic Development Office 21st annual golf tournament in June raised funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara and The Pope Francis Centre. Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Niagara  creates individual and group mentoring relationships amongst adults and youth and The Pope Francis Centre provides students with an alternative- school connected place to learn with individually designed programs, experiences and support. Each were presented a cheque for $3000.00.
 
Contact:
Dan Degazio, Director of Economic Development
Corporation of the City of Welland
Telephone:
905-735-1700 ext 2110 or 1-800-735-3771 
Fax: 905-735-1543 
dan.degazio@welland.ca 
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