ST. THOMAS, ON, April 22 /CNW/ - The April 30th deadline for Phase One applications for the unique opportunity provided
by the St. Thomas Industrial Revolutionaries (STIR) Challenge is
The STIR Challenge offers manufacturing companies a unique opportunity
to find a home; providing up to 10,000 square feet of factory space and
services worth almost $70,000 from local companies to become the latest
member of St. Thomas' Industrial Revolution as we work to become the
greatest manufacturing community in North America.
"We've had interest from as far away as Russia and Ireland", said Brian
Dempsey, President of the STIR Board, an organization comprised of
private business leaders and members of the community. "And we've been
very impressed with the quality and diversity of the applications."
After the deadline, Phase 2 of the Challenge begins as the STIR panel
moves into evaluation mode with the lucky winner to be announced on
June 30th, 2011.
The St. Thomas Industrial Revolution was created by a group of business
leaders and other members of the community in response to the recent
economic downturn. The STIR Challenge offers manufacturers a unique
opportunity to locate in a city that knows manufacturing. St. Thomas,
Ontario has a long and proud manufacturing history, a well-developed infrastructure, an experienced workforce and easy
access to markets of over 150 Million people. The STIR team is
dedicated to advancing St. Thomas's economic development and achieving the vision of becoming the best manufacturing community in
North America - and maybe even the world!
SOURCE St. Thomas Industrial Revolution
For further information:
Chairman, STIR Board of Directors