2012 RBC Award Winners

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2012 RBC Award Winners

  1. 1. EDAC / RBC Financial GroupEconomic Development Achievement Award 2012
  2. 2. • The quality of this year’s submissions was excellent• 2 shortlisted for Honourable Mention
  3. 3. • Sioux Lookout “Centennial Centre” Project – Renovation of former Sioux Hotel building into an office complex and a youth centre. • $4.5 million in project funding secured through contributions from : – Town / Build Canada Fund / Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation – Results - building 90% occupied • Youth centre on lower level • Two floors of new and expanding businesses • Third floor exhibition space for local artists • Generating surplus revenue
  4. 4. Sioux Lookout’s Centennial CentreBEFORE AFTER
  5. 5. • Lethbridge’s “teconnect” Incubator Centre – An incubator targeting ICT sector built in cooperation with Blackbridge Geomatics and other community partners• Results • $5.5 million / 10,000 sq.ft. centre has already attracted 6 commercialization clients and 3 commercial tenants creating 14 new ICT jobs initially • Blackbridge constructed a new adjacent building and provides up to 20% of their Tier III data centre capacity plus operational support for the incubator • Economic Development Lethbridge and Blackbridge shared site servicing and development costs reducing the overall capital requirements by approximately $100/sq.ft.
  6. 6. EDAC / RBC Financial Group Economic Development Achievement Award for 2012
  7. 7. EDAC / RBC Financial Group Economic Development Achievement Award for 2012

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