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Posted May 1, 2012

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Economic Development

SCOR EDC Meets with South Central Ontario MPP’s

Tillsonburg - On, April 27th the South Central Ontario Region Economic Development Corporation (SCOR EDC) Board of Directors met with the Members of Provincial Parliament of the South Central Onatrio to discuss issues, proposed solutions and possibilities for economic development across the South Central Ontario.

Governments play a key role in supporting the economic transformation of the South Central Ontario. The need to have a long-term outlook is imperative as many of the capacity building projects need to be in place in order for true, sustained prosperity to take root. This long term view is often not glamorous since much of the change will take years to accomplish, not just the 12-24 month framework that we have become accustomed to seeing.

SCOR EDC’s meeting included discussions on:

· Green energy options such as: energy from waste, bio-fuels, and potential for the research stations located in Norfolk County and possible future options for the Nanticoke Generating Station.

· Cost of policing in rural communities

· Closure of rural and small schools

· support to SCOR for regional infrastructure planning

“We are pleased and proud of the progress SCOR EDC has made to date.” said Mayor John Lessif, SCOR EDC Vice Chair. “Our progress and continued strong partnership is testament to the level of our commitment to the prosperity of the region.”

“I want to thank SCOR EDC for the opportunity to meet with their Board and my colleagues to discuss economic development and jobs within the region. It’s always great to be part of a solutions and an action oriented group, that is what makes this region so strong…innovative thinking, with a strong work ethic “, commented MPP Ernie Hardeman.

The MPPs present were: Jeff Yurek, MPP, Elgin-Middlesex-London; Toby Barrett, MPP, Haldimand-Norfolk and Ernie Hardeman, MPP, Oxford. Due to pressing matters elsewhere in region Hon. Dave Levac, Monte McNaughton were unable to attend.

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