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Grow Greenstone Expo Scheduled for March 2013

Monday, January 7th 2013 10:25:07am

Attn: News and Event Page Editors
Media Advisory

WHAT: GREENSTONE, ON - The Municipality of Greenstone and the Greenstone Labour Market Working Group are partnering to produce the Grow Greenstone Expo on March 25th and 26th, 2013.

The Expo’s theme is “Connectivity, Accessibility, Power and People” (CAPP). The event is designed to spotlight development and employment opportunities in Greenstone. It provides a cost-effective opportunity for participants to interact with current and prospective businesses from one of the most important mining regions.

The event is open to the public and there is no cost. We only ask that you present your business card at the door.  

The Municipality of Greenstone and their team of experts will unveil Greenstone’s Growth Plan at an after-hours gala reception for exhibitors and guests that will take place on March 25th following the first day of the expo.

WHEN: March 25th & 26th, 2013

WHERE: Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, 555 West Arthur Street, Thunder Bay, Ontario

To book your booth or become a sponsor, visit www.GrowGreenstoneExpo.com.

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For more information, contact:

Vicki Blanchard, Greenstone Labour Market Working Group Chair
Municipality of Greenstone Economic Development Officer 807-854-1100 ext. 2033
Vicki.blanchard@greenstone.ca

The Municipality of Greenstone (Canada 2011 Census population 4,724) is located along Trans-Canada Highway 11 in Northwestern Ontario, 250km northeast of the City of Thunder Bay.  Greenstone is located in the District of Thunder Bay and has an area of 3,172 sq. km. making it one of the largest municipalities in Canada.

The Ring of Fire is the area in the James Bay Lowlands in Northern Ontario, currently the site of major mining exploration projects (over 30,000 Claims have been staked). It has the potential to be the most significant mineral development in Ontario in over a century. It is centered on McFaulds Lake, 286 km from Greenstone on First Nation traditional lands.

Due to the mineral activity in Ontario’s Northwest the demand for workers will be significant with a projected cumulative hiring requirements over the next 10 years totaling approximately 7,000 workers.