Premier in Kanata to announce support for high tech sector

Published on October 26, 2021

Province contributes $1.5 million to Hub350 at the Kanata North Technology Park

The Ontario Premier and Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade was in Kanata today at the Kanata North Technology Park to announce a contribution of $1.5 million towards Hub350 - a new gateway to Canada’s largest technology park where corporate innovation partners such as Salesforce, academia, talent, researchers and emerging students can explore opportunities to collaborate and work.

In the provincial news release, Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Kanata-Carleton MPP and Minister of Children, Community and Social Services stated: "Hub350 will be a tremendous asset to the development of the technology sector in Kanata and throughout the Ottawa Region. The provincial government is pleased to be supporting the Kanata North Business Association, which has done a remarkable job in bringing together all the essential elements of a dynamic high tech sector and providing the space for new synergies and opportunities to take hold. My congratulations to the many community leaders, and all the companies and organizations, who are making this important initiative a reality and contributing to the growth and prosperity of our business community."

Read the Ontario media release here: Province invests in Eastern Ontario communities to help promote regional economies

 

MPP Fullerton made the following comments at the Hub350 announcement (check against delivery):

Thank you Minister Fedeli and thank you, Premier – it is wonderful to have you both back in Kanata, at the Kanata North Technology Park.  

In the last few years it has been great to have the Premier and Minister here to tour local facilities and, on multiple occasions, to speak with the leadership here at the Technology Park – Canada’s largest technology park.

We are very proud of the accomplishments here. Our complement of tech companies are on the cutting edge of research and development. The successes in Kanata are accomplishments for Ottawa and eastern Ontario – and for all Ontarians, as they put our Province at the forefront of research and technological advancements internationally.

I believe our success stems from the many significant relationships we have in Kanata, among the corporate leadership, academic institutions, government agencies, investors, and among so many dedicated, talented individuals.

Premier, I am pleased you were able to be here today in person to make the announcement of Ontario’s $1.5 million financial contribution to Hub350. This initiative will be a tremendous asset to the development of the technology sector in Kanata and throughout the Ottawa Region.

And I am especially pleased we are here supporting the Kanata North Business Association. With the leadership of Vicki Coughey and the Board, and of President and Executive Director Jamie Petten, the Association has done a remarkable job in bringing together all the essential elements of our local high tech sector.

Thank you to the Association for making this idea a reality. It is here, in the space provided by Hub350, that new opportunities will take hold.

My congratulations to the many community leaders, and all the companies and organizations, who are making this important initiative a reality and contributing to the growth and prosperity of our business community.

Media Contact for MPP Merrilee Fullerton:

Tiffany Lepack                          

Constituency Assistant            

613-599-3000

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