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Sheehan announces $1.1 million for city's economic turnaround plan

The three-year project aims to leverage community assets and coordinate multiple community initiatives, as well as help set economic, social, health and community well-being goals to strengthen the labour force and diversify the economy
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(From left) Mayor Christian Provenzano, MP Terry Sheehan, and Community Development & Enterprise Services for Sault Ste Marie Tom Vair following today's announcement. David Helwig/SooToday

NEWS RELEASE
TERRY SHEEHAN, MP FOR SAULT STE. MARIE
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Local families and businesses will benefit from new economic opportunities thanks to a Government of Canada investment of $1.1 million to help the City of Sault Ste. Marie implement its FutureSSM, a comprehensive, community development approach to strengthening the economy.

The three-year project aims to leverage community assets and coordinate multiple community initiatives, as well as help set economic, social, health and community well-being goals to strengthen the labour force and diversify the economy. 

The funding was announced today by Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedNor.

FutureSSM will focus on four strategic pillars (economic growth and diversity, social equity, cultural vitality, and environmental sustainability) to support community and economic development. The project, spearheaded by the Community Adjustment Committee, is a result of a 2016 community adjustment exercise that followed the restructuring of three major Sault Ste. Marie employers.

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