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By Sean Mitton, Canadian Expat Network

Go North

The GO North Investor Program aims to help northern communities attract and retain investment and jobs.

NORTHERN COMMUNITIES INVESTMENT READINESS (NCIR) INITIATIVE

Northern communities are using the NCIR initiative to help them identify investment opportunities and get ready to respond to potential international investors.

The NCIR component consists of:

    *an Investment Readiness Test - this self-assessment tool helps northern communities determine the effectiveness of their planning and economic development process, identify investment readiness gaps and add value to those processes.
    * an NCIR grant - provides up to $5,000 per eligible applicant (e.g. northern First Nations, municipalities and economic development corporations) toward their community investment readiness activity.

Eligible activities may include:

    * developing community profiles for the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre web site
    * developing investment readiness workshops and training,
    * developing investment readiness strategies (e.g. community asset inventory, SWOT analysis, gap analysis, infrastructure requirement studies)
    * developing site selection information
    * identifying investment priorities
    * identifying investment targets and markets
    * hosting potential investors by providing tours or site visits
    * undertaking other eligible preparations for investment.

http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/nordev/GO_North_E.asp


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