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Federal and provincial governments support construction of Long Harbour industrial park

Long Harbour Development Corporation receives more than $1.6 million to construct hydromet industrial supply park

The Long Harbour Development Corporation (LHDC) is constructing a hydromet industrial supply park (HISP) thanks in part to investments by the federal and provincial governments. The announcement was made today by Senator Norman Doyle, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), and the Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development.

The LHDC will use this funding to construct a hydromet industrial supply park adjacent to Vale’s Hydromet facility in Long Harbour – Mount Arlington Heights. The project will involve the development of 7.5 hectares of land into nine commercial semi-serviced sites ranging in size from 1 acre to 3.75 acres. These sites will attract commercial tenants supplying goods and services to Vale’s processing facility.

Senator Doyle also announced additional federal funding, through ACOA’s Business Development Program, for the LHDC to work with the municipalities of Placentia, Marystown, Sunnyside, Arnolds Cove and Come-By-Chance on small town readiness and their ability to host multi-national corporations. The focus of this initiative will be on five key areas of corporate social responsibility: community employment, municipal tax agreements, local procurement, environmental impacts, and communications. This group of municipalities will also participate in a Best Practice Mission to a small town or region in Canada that has dealt successfully with similar issues and challenges facing the participating towns.

The LHDC was established in 1991 to assist with the economic development of the Long Harbour and Mount Arlington Heights area. It is designed to inform and help persuade prospective businesses to consider the Long Harbour Industrial Site as an ideal location to establish or expand their business. The HISP will provide opportunities to diversify the economy of the region.

Quick Facts:

  • The Government of Canada is contributing $818,419 to the hydromet industrial supply park project, through ACOA’s Innovative Communities Fund, and $52,612 for the small town readiness project through ACOA’s Business Development Program.
  • The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s investment of $818,419 for the hydromet industrial supply park project is provided through the Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development.
  • The Long Harbour Development Corporation is a not-for-profit entity that promotes economic development in the Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights area.

Quotes:

“Our Government believes that a strong, competitive economy is founded on hard work, partnerships and innovation. That is why we are pleased to partner with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Long Harbour Development Corporation. The hydromet industrial supply park will provide the industrial capacity needed to facilitate the growth and development of the mining industry in Long Harbour – Mount Arlington Heights, while the small towns’ readiness project will encourage economic development throughout the region.”
– Senator Norman Doyle, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister of State (ACOA)

“Capitalizing on supplier development opportunities, particularly in terms of our major projects, is critical in Newfoundland and Labrador and can lead to new opportunities for all sizes of businesses. With such high levels of industrial activity in our province right now, our provincial investment of over $818,000, along with matched funding from ACOA, will strengthen the region’s ability to attract strong business partnerships and will provide greater opportunities for the people of our province. As legacy infrastructure, the industrial park provides capacity to meet future growth opportunities for the community and region.”
– Susan Sullivan, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development

“Today’s announcement of $1.63 million in Federal and Provincial funding in partnership with the Long Harbour Development Corporation will significantly enhance the ability our community to maximize the full economic development potential that is represented in being the host community for the multi-billion dollar Vale Hydromet Processing Plant.”, said Gary Keating, Mayor of Long Harbour-Mt. Arlington Heights and Chairman of The Long Harbour Development Corporation.
– Gary Keating, Mayor, Town of Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights and Chairman, LHDC

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