THUNDER BAY – Here is the opening address from the Co-chair of Business for the NSWPB, Frank Pullia:
Good morning everyone and thank you for joining us this morning. As the Co-chair of Business it is indeed timely for me to highlight the importance of the mining sector to the business community.
We are not just talking about few large mining companies here, but a variety of small and medium size companies that support and service this growing sector of our economy.
By now, it is becoming abundantly clear that higher orders of government are facing some though financial choices which will likely mean reductions in transfer payments to our region.
It is indeed crucial for the future of our region that this great opportunity to strengthen and build our economic base be realized.
I join my co-chair, our staff, the rest of the board members and our community partners in expressing our desire and confidence in a collaborative effort to achieve our potential not only in workforce development but also in creating a sustainable business and economic base for the future.
Thank you for your participation and have a great day!
North Superior Workforce Planning Board