Ontario Signs MOU With General Electric Canada
McGuinty Government Joins Forces with Global Giant
According to the MOU's terms, GE Canada will: - Help small and medium-sized companies further develop and commercialize their innovative products and services; - Provide GE management and leadership training to 200 Ontario government middle and senior level managers in the next five years; and - Establish global centres of excellence within Ontario focusing on clean energy, water treatment, health care, information technology and state-of-the-art manufacturing sectors.
"The Ontario government values the important role GE continues to plays in our economy, "said Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade. "With the signing of today's MOU, GE and Ontario have provided the basis for a cooperation-focused framework that will enhance economic development, create new jobs and promote research and development within the province."
"I'd like to congratulate the Province on its leadership in signing this MOU with GE," said
"With today's announcement, GE and the Ontario government will work together to advance the province's innovation and prosperity agenda," said
QUICK FACTS - GE is one of the world's largest companies, with 300,000 employees working in 100 countries. - GE Canada has assets of $11.3 billion and employs 5,800 people in Ontario. - GE also has MOU partnerships with China and Qatar. LEARN MORE - Find out more about GE at http://www.ge.com/ca - To view the MOU please visit: http://files.newswire.ca/824/Copy_of_Signed_MOU.pdf /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/For further information: Leigh-Ann Popek, Minister's Office, (416) 325-0362; Kim Warburton, VP Communications/Public Affairs, GE Canada, (416) 561-8316