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 The March/April issue of Business View Magazine is spotlighting the City of Welland to over 400,000 subscribers throughout North America and beyond. The full-colour feature titled “Welland, Ontario: Bridging the Past, Present, and Future” is part of the magazine’s City View section, which profiles best practices of ‘Communities on the Grow’ across Canada and the US. Click to read the article.

Did you know? The Gateway Community Improvement Plan (CIP) provides financial incentives to property owners who revitalize, strengthen and diversify the economy in Welland by promoting private sector investment, development, redevelopment and construction activity on employment lands in the Gateway Community Improvement Project Area.

 Calling it "the next generation of manufacturing," Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a $26.5-million Jobs and Prosperity Fund grant for General Electric's planned factory on Silverthorn Street in Welland. Through the grant, the GE location, off of Highway 140, will be able to create 220 jobs and have a positive impact on the economy.

"This is an exciting, exciting day for Welland, for the Niagara Region and for Ontario," she said. "In this day and age, a global company like GE can choose to invest anywhere."

The Niagara Workforce Planning Board believes that one of the best ways we can support both small businesses, and the local economy as a whole, is through the Employer One survey. The results of Employer One will provide Niagara with a unique set of data on labour turnover, recruitment difficulties, current and future skill shortages, as well as issues in training and education practices. This is information we need to grow as region, and it is sadly absent from Statistics Canada's standard labour force surveys.

Welcome to our Made in Welland Winter Edition. We hope you had an amazing holiday and were able to take time with family and friends while enjoing some of the events happening in our wonderful city. So many amazing things are happening in Welland, we invite you to read the latest edition of our Made in Welland  NEWSMAKERS to learn more.

Thank you to the Welland Development Commission (WDC) for renewing their community partnership with our local network.  Your ongoing participation in our community-based initiative supports our mutual goal of showcasing ALL sectors of Welland with an inspiring, positive Voice. It is critical to the economic development of our City that we collectively share our success stories and talk PROUD about our accomplishments.