Mayor Al McDonald’s Speaking Notes S3 Announcement

 

Mayor Al McDonald’s Speaking Notes S3 Announcement

11:30 am - June 26, 2014

Canadore College Aviation Campus

 

  • Today is a very exciting day for the City of North Bay and Canadore You often hear me say in my remarks or speeches how important Canadore College is to our city and economic development. From the new residents’ building at the bottom of the hill to our partnership with the College and Aviation Campus, partnerships are the key to success.  The aviation campus is key to our aerospace future.
  • We are so pleased that with the support of FedNor and NOHFC Canadore will expand the facilities here on campus in order to continue to provide world class training for generations to come while focusing on strategic partnerships that will propel our community and industry
  • We recognize the importance of the aviation/aerospace sector and we have made significant investments in infrastructure, including the development of our new industrial park, which we opened less than two years ago and which has
  • On behalf of City Council and the community I would like to congratulations Robert and the team at S3 (Swiss Space Systems) on today’s
  • S3’s vision and commitment to innovation is
  • S3’s strategic approach to building a global company with world class partners, all leading experts in their respective fields, in order to advance space  launch  and  travel  technology  is
  • It is hard to believe that this exciting partnership, for North Bay, started with a conversation between City staff, the college and yourselves only 9 months This project has progressed quickly recognizing that in order for S3 to stay at the leading edge of your field innovative partnerships are key.
  • This is a very important relationship for the City of North Bay, our airport, Canadore and for our We are extremely pleased to partner with S3 on this revolutionary space project that will
  • We recognize delivery of small satellites, monitoring and even space travel as growing markets as evidence by Google’s recent multimillion dollar investment in this sector so we look forward to continuing to work with S3 in this exciting field.
  • As a community we see this drop test project as an important first step to further developing our local capabilities and being at the forefront of this emerging We look forward to continuing to  explore  opportunities  that  further
  • Thank you Robert and the entire S3 team for bringing the newest investment to North Bay’s Airport Industrial Business Park
  • And thank you to our community partners – Brad Gavan and his Canadore College project The College is a true partner in economic development and the funders (FedNor and NOHFC) for their support of this initiative. I also extend thanks to FedNor and MP Jay Aspin for stepping up with funding and support, as well as to Jason Corbett and The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund for their leadership. This announcement was done quietly and with little fanfare but, nevertheless, was also a key in making this happen.
  • I would also like to thank Jack Santerre and his team at YYB North Bay Airport, and recognize the City’s Economic Development staff – Erin Richmond and Steve McArthur who spearheaded this from the City’s Their leadership and dedication is greatly appreciated and I want to point out how proud we are of them and their contribution to make this happen.