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In 2022, the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) supported key projects that continue to put Greater Sudbury on the map through building entrepreneurship, strengthening relationships and supporting initiatives to stimulate a dynamic and healthy city. The GSDC’s 2022 Annual Report was presented at the City Council meeting on October 10.
The Innovation Quarters/Quartier de l’Innovation has opened applications for the second cohort of the Incubation Program. This program is designed to nurture and support aspiring entrepreneurs in the early stage or ideation phase of their business ventures.
For the first time, the City of Greater Sudbury will welcome members of the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) as the host of their annual conference from June 14 to 17, 2023.
The construction industry in Greater Sudbury remains steady in the first quarter of 2023 with a total of $31.8 million in construction value of building permits issued. The construction of single, semi-detached homes and new secondary units registered contribute to diversification of the housing stock across the community.
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the 2023 BEV In-Depth: Mines to Mobility conference will continue to advance the conversation toward a fully-integrated battery electric supply chain in Ontario and throughout Canada.
Local entrepreneurs and early-stage startups are receiving a competitive edge as Innovation Quarters/Quartiers de l’Innovation (IQ) launches its inaugural Incubation Program. Over the next 12 months, 13 local entrepreneurs are participating in the program at Greater Sudbury’s new downtown business incubator, located at 43 Elm St.
The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC), a not-for-profit board charged with championing economic development in the community, is seeking engaged residents for appointment to its Board of Directors. Residents interested in applying can find more information on investsudbury.ca. Applications must be submitted by noon on Friday, March 31, 2023.
Leveraging an unprecedented global demand for critical minerals, Sudbury’s 300 mining supply, technology and service firms are leading the way for high-tech advances in the Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV) sector and the electrification of mines.
Aligning with growth in commercial and industrial sectors, Greater Sudbury’s residential sector continues to see strong investment in multi-unit and single-family dwellings. In 2022, the combined value of construction for new and renovated residential projects was $119 million and resulted in 457 units of new housing, the highest annual number in the last five years.
Jeff Portelance has been appointed as the chair of the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC). Mr. Portelance joined the board in 2019 and brings experience in business development and sales as the Senior Manager of Corporate Development at Civiltek Limited. Service on the GSDC Board of Directors is an unpaid, volunteer position. The GSDC oversees a $1 million Community Economic Development Fund as well as the Arts Culture Grants and the Tourism Development Fund. These funds are received by the City of Greater Sudbury with Council approval to support the economic growth and sustainability of our community.
The City of Greater Sudbury continues to implement the Economic Recovery Strategic Plan and focus on key actions by supporting Greater Sudbury’s workforce, attractions and downtown.
A feature film and documentary series are setting up to film in Greater Sudbury this month. The feature film Orah is produced by Amos Adetuyi, a Nigerian/Canadian and Sudbury-born filmmaker. He is the Executive Producer of the CBC series Diggstown, and produced Café Daughter, which shot in Sudbury earlier in 2022. The production will be filming from earlier to mid-November.
Pre-production has begun this week on Zombie Town, a film based on a novel by R.L Stine, featuring Dan Aykroyd, directed by Peter Lepeniotis and produced by John Gillespie from Trimuse Entertainment, shooting in August and September 2022. This is the second film Trimuse has produced in Greater Sudbury, the other being 2017’s the Curse of Buckout Road.
The local economy continues to grow and diversify as the City of Greater Sudbury moves forward with the Economic Recovery Strategic Plan. The City is focusing its attention and resources on key actions that will support the community's efforts in recovery from challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC), a not-for-profit board charged with championing economic development in the community, is seeking engaged residents for appointment to its Board of Directors.
Local economic growth, diversity and prosperity remains a priority for the City of Greater Sudbury and continues to be supported through local successes in development, entrepreneurship, business and assessment growth in our community.
The City of Greater Sudbury, through the 2021 Greater Sudbury Arts and Culture Grant program, awarded $532,554 to 32 recipients in support of the artistic, cultural and creative expression of local residents and groups.
The City is pleased to announce Meredith Armstrong has been appointed Director of Economic Development. Brett Williamson, the current Director of Economic Development, has accepted a new opportunity outside of the organization as of November 19.
The City of Greater Sudbury is seeking volunteers to evaluate applications and recommend funding allocations for activities that will support the local arts and culture community in 2022.
The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) 2020 Annual Report provides a synopsis of funding approved by Council and the GSDC Board of Directors for projects that increase investment and job creation in the community.
The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) renewed its commitment to local economic recovery and growth with the appointment of additional community volunteers and a new executive during its Annual General Meeting on June 9.
FedNor funding will help establish a business incubator to support business start-ups in Greater Sudbury
FedNor funding to help attract skilled newcomers to address employment gaps in the region
The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC), a not-for-profit board charged with championing economic development in the City of Greater Sudbury, is seeking engaged citizens for appointment to its Tourism Development Committee.
Greater Sudbury Council has approved a strategic plan that supports the recovery of local business, industry and organizations from the economic impacts of COVID-19.
The City of Greater Sudbury is supporting the navigation of small businesses through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with a new provincial program delivered through its Regional Business Centre.
The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC), a not-for-profit board charged with championing economic development in the City of Greater Sudbury, is seeking engaged citizens for appointment to its Board of Directors.
The City of Greater Sudbury will solidify its stature as a global mining hub during the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention from March 8 to 11, 2021. Due to COVID-19, this year’s convention will feature virtual meetings and networking opportunities with investors from around the world.
Cambrian College is one step closer to becoming the leading school in Canada for industrial Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) research and technology, thanks to a financial boost from the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC).
The City of Greater Sudbury is seeking three citizen volunteers to evaluate applications and recommend funding allocations for special or one-time activities that will support the local arts and culture community in 2021.
The City of Greater Sudbury, through the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC), is boosting economic recovery efforts with investments in local research and development projects.
The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) continues to support local economic development with the recruitment of six new members to its volunteer 18-member Board of Directors, representing a wide breadth of expertise to benefit attraction, growth and retention of business in the community.
At its regular meeting of June 10, 2020, the GSDC Board of Directors approved investments totaling $134,000 to support growth in northern exports, diversification and mines research:
With the significant economic impact that COVID-19 is having on our local business community, the City of Greater Sudbury is providing support for businesses with resources and systems to help them navigate unprecedented situations.
The Sudbury Mining Cluster Reception will be taking place Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 5 pm at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel's Concert Hall. Join over 400 guests including leaders and influencers in the mining industry as well as Ambassadors, MPs and MPPs for a truly unique networking experience. This is the must attend event of PDAC.
Economic development corporations from across Northern Ontario have been honoured with a provincial award for initiatives that have helped position regional small and medium-sized enterprises take advantage of global opportunities and new markets for their innovative products and services.
The City of Greater Sudbury has achieved national recognition for its efforts in marketing the local mining supply and services cluster, a centre of international excellence consisting of the largest integrated mining complex in the world and more than 300 mining supply firms.
Greater Sudbury has been selected as one out of 11 northern communities to participate in the the federal government's new Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot. This is an exciting time for our community. The new federal immigration pilot is an opportunity that will help us welcome immigrants who will contribute to developing our local labour market and economy.