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Northern economic summits being held this week – Thompson Citizen
by ahnationtalk onApril 3, 201750 Views
April 3, 2017
The Look North task force launched its first of three economic summits in Northern Manitoba April 3 in The Pas, with the second one in Thompson running April 4-5 and the final one in Churchill April 5-6.
“These summits are a unique opportunity to build meaningful partnerships that are necessary to capture the opportunities for growth and long-term development in the region,” said Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Cliff Cullen, who launched the summit series. “They will bring together communities, indigenous and non-indigenous businesses, industry and labour leaders in a collaborative forum to identify pathways leading to renewed growth and economic diversification. Strengthening relationships with northern communities and their leaders is a priority for our government.”
The summits are being led by Look North task force co-chairs Opaskwayak Cree Nation Onekanew (Chief) Christian Sinclair and Manitoba Chambers of Commerce president and CEO Chuck Davidson.