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					Breakfast with the Mayor
 City of Sault Ste. Marie
     March 25, 2008


What lies in our future?
             COMMUNTY DIRECTION #1
                      Bring Our Youth Home
        You must understand why they are leaving
        Education ( university or college )
        No employment in their desired field
        Perception of what is not happening in the community
        Expectation by the parents of the type of career their son or
        daughter should succeed at
        Perception that the quality of life and what is there to do is better in
        another community




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                                              OUR
                                            MISSING
                         AGE GAP
                       23 -38 YEARS
                                            YOUTH




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
           COMMUNITY DIRECTION # 2
                      Stabilize The Economy
           Mayor’s Growth Mandate Report (2001)
           Destiny Diversification Strategy (2002 To Date)
           Short Term Construction Projects

                F.J. Davey Home
                Steelback Centre
                Carmen’s Way
                Eastend Sewage Treatment Plantworks
                New Sault Area Hospital



Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                                                    NEW HOSPITAL




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                       OUR ACTION PLAN
    Stabilizing And Diversifying Came With The Realization
    That We Had To Find Out Just What New Economy
    Jobs Were Out There In The Global World


     Where Were Our Youth Going?

    Just What Were The Trends? If You Need To Go
    Somewhere, You Have To Know Where You Are Going




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
              COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

   Just How Are We Doing With Diversifying Into Those
   New Economy Jobs?

    What Is Our Report Card?

    Let Us Compare Against The Canadian Business Big
    10 For The Year 2020. How can SSM Win?




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                                                    CLEAN TECHNOLOGY
                                                    Enquest Power – Household
                                                    waste to syngas transformation
                                                    Forest BioProducts – Biodiesel
                                                    Bio-oil from wood or fibre based
                                                    biomass with pyrolysis
                                                    companies Ensyn
                                                    Oilseed and other fibre crop
                                                    farming
                                                    PUC Downtown Central Heating
                                                    Study




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                                      VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT
                                     Algoma University, Masters in
                                     Gaming Program
                                     Innovation Centre / AUC Strategic
                                     Advisor for Game Cluster
                                     Development
                                     Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre
                                     Business Incubator
                                     What local businesses could use this technology
                                     and needs to invest and support this program?

                                     I would like to thank the Ontario Lottery & Gaming
                                     Corporation for sponsoring this breakfast



Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                                  NEARSHORING
                                  Using our rich cultural roots and our global
                                  connections to encourage partnerships to set
                                  up at our border location

                                  Key location with friends in Sault Ste. Marie,
                                  Michigan, “One City – Two Nations”

                                  Community reaching out globally making
                                  friends and building on our sister city base

                                  Dedicated staff to support export and
                                  business development




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                                                        ENERGY
                                                        Northern Climate Solar
                                                        Installations and Manufacturing
                                                        (POD)

                                                        Brookfield Wind ( Prince Wind
                                                        farm)

                                                        Algoma Energy – Waste Gas
                                                        Co-gen
Sault Ste. Marie led the Northern
Mayors with our energy submission                       Sault College Renewable
to the province that lead to 7,770                      Training Centre
Megawatts of new renewable energy

        Solar, Wind, Hydro,
        Bio-mass, Waste Gas


Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                                                TRADE
                                                Improved and Efficient Transportation
                                                Linkages
                                                Both Canadian and American Border
                                                Improvements
                                                Sault Ste. Marie as a Ontario – Asia
                                                Gateway and Trade Corridor
                                                Multimodal Transportation Hub
                                                Development SSM is dedicated to
                                                support International Trade and
                                                Development
                                                SSMEDC International Relations
                                                Strategy
                                                Local Global Corporations and their
                                                connections


Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                                         BIOTECH
                                         Algoma University and our Great Lakes
                                         Forestry Research Centre with the
                                         Ontario Forest Research Institute
                                         working towards Bioscience and
                                         Technology Convergence Centre
                                         (Science Park)

                                         INVASIVE SPECIES RESEARCH
                                         CENTRE with Science Enterprise
                                         Algoma

                                         Bio-pesticide Development - SEA




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                                                 HEALTH CARE
                                                 New Sault Area Hospital
                                                 Northern Ontario School of
                                                 Medicine Third Year Training in
                                                 Sault Ste. Marie
                                                 City of Sault Ste. Marie Doctor’s
                                                 Recruitment Program (2007 - 8
                                                 Physicians )
                                                 Health Informatics Cluster
                                                 Committee with SSM Innovation
                                                 Centre




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                                                    IMMIGRATION
                                                    Immigration Strategy to build
                                                    on our long cultural roots

                                                    Immigration Strategy to support
                                                    local global corporations

                                                    Destiny Immigration Website
                                                    Portal




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                                                     QUANTUM
                                                     COMPUTING
                                                     With the right match of
                                                     business, educational
                                                     institution and brain power



                                                     FINANCIAL
                                                     SERVICES
                                                     With a bank that believes in
                                                     Northern Ontario’s worth




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
     WHAT ARE WE DOING TO SUPPORT TRADITIONAL
           INDUSTRIES IN ALGOMA DISTRICT

      Tourism                                         Educational Institutions
      Growing Tourism Critical Mass                   AUC - ICT Centre
      (Gateway Project)
                                                      AUC - Move to Independence
      Improving Quality of Tourism
                                                      Sault College - Growth in Green
      Product ( New Cars for ACR Tour
                                                      Programs
      Train)

       Health Care
       Community Dollars for new SAH
       Community Dollars for Doctor’s
       Recruitment
       Northern Ontario School of
       Medicine
Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
             WHAT ARE WE DOING TO SUPPORT
            RESOURCED BASED ECONOMY JOBS?

    Marine Port Development for our Regional industries
    Stabilizing our Transportation Linkages
    Bonifero Millworks – Help with a Siding Track
    Flakeboard – Help with Building Expansion
    NOLUM Mayor’s Lobbying for lower electricity costs
    Carmen’s Way – Direct truck route to the bridge




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                         TOOLS FOR GROWTH
     The Building Blocks For Community’s Opportunities Are:

1.    Proper transportation linkages             5.     Key natural resources
      cause a chain reaction for
      development
                                                 6.     Skilled workforce
2.    Strategic location at the hub
      of the great lakes                         7.     Good health care

3.    Affordable electricity                     8.     Quality of life & Rich in
                                                        culture
4.    Quality educational
      institutions                               9.     Most importantly a
                                                        POSITIVE IMAGE

Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                  WHAT ARE WE DOING TO MAKE OUR
                     COMMUNITY ATTRACTIVE?
                       Downtown Redevelopment Strategy
                       STAC Hub Trail Development
                       Steelback Entertainment Centre
                       2008 “Year of Youth”
                       Trial $0.25 bus fares for youth for 2008
                       Clerge Park Waterfront Walkway Development
                       Saving Searchmont Ski Hill
                       Cycling Master Plan
                       Naturally Green community philosophy growing
                       Serious waste recycling and reduction
                       Help forthcoming for Arts and Culture

Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                       IMMEDIATE GOALS & PRIORITIES

   1. Multimodal – Ontario-Asia Gateway And Trade Corridor
      Marine Port Expansion And Shortline Railway Renewal

   2. Cost Effective Electricity Pricing – NOLUM Mayors
      Recommended A Northern Ontario Electrical Entity

   3. Enthusiasm And Confidence. Think Strategically.
      Plan Your Work And Work Your Plan.




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                                                               MULTIMODAL & VALUE
                                                              ADDED MANUFACTURING




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                          Edmonton


                                     Saskatoon
                           Calgary




                                                   The Gap
                                                 Middle Third
                                                  of Canada




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                          Edmonton


                                     Saskatoon
                           Calgary




                                                  Filling The
                                                      Gap




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                            MULTIMODAL
   SUMMARY OF BENEFITS OF MULTIMODAL
   Allows Northern Ontario to be competitive globally with efficient
   transportation linkages
   Relives truck traffic at the Windsor-Detroit and Sarnia-Port Huron.
   Helps decongest Southern Ontario
   Gives Michigan a Northern Gateway versus Chicago or Southern
   Ontario
   North American Automakers given a wide open I-75 Interstate to SSM
   Helps Sault Ste. Marie and area with their tools for growth and the
   opportunities that go with it; global business growth
   Supports Algoma Steel and Tenaris Algoma Tubes in their expansion
   It lets Northern Ontario help Canada grow trade



Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                      REALIZING MULTIMODAL
   WHAT INITIATIVES WE HAVE DONE TO DATE?
   Purvis Multimodal Centre – Box Rail Car to Transport Truck or Container
   Sault Ste. Marie Multimodal Business Case Report ( favourable )
   International Bridge Canadian Bridge Plaza Development Report
   Sault Marine Port Development Study ( In progress )
   Prime Minister’s of Canada and Russia interest in Polar Air Cargo
   North Eastern Municipalities support of SSM Multimodal Initiative
   State of Michigan’s and Sault Michigan’s support for Multimodal
   Federation of Northern Municipalities support for Multimodal and Polar Air
   Need $100 Million Plus from senior levels of government to realize this
   opportunity. The private sector has their one-third share.
   We have all the right reasons for them to support us because


Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
          Helping Canada Build Strong Trade


Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
            The Best Place to do Business!




     We Are Our Own Ambassador’s of Growth!

Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
                               Making Waves Globally




Breakfast with the Mayor – Where Sault Ste. Marie Can Win !
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