Kawartha Lakes - Economic Development
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The City of Kawartha Lakes has established an Environment First Principle, an Economic Development Mission, and a Community Vision that collectively value environmental sustainability as a municipal and community priority. The City is being proactive in order to support environmental development opportunities, especially in regards to protecting and conserving our natural resources.

According to a recent report issued by the Canadian Clean Technology Coalition, the Canadian clean technology industry is growing each year with $9,000,000,000 in annual sales and 44,000 employees - an increase of11% from 2008 to 2010. At this rate, there is a potential for a total of 75,000 jobs in the clean technology sector by 2015. $985,000,000 was invested into clean technology R&D - substantially higher than Oil & Gas ($760 million) and Pharmaceutical ($649 million).

With over 250 lakes and rivers, the City of Kawartha Lakes is uniquely positioned to become a Centre of Excellence for Water Quality. In the spring of 2012, a collaboration was formed to advance local water development opportunities. An innovation cluster that focuses on water quality research, conservation, innovation and technology is in the preliminary stages of business planning.

Financial incentives are available to organizations that engage in environmentally significant activities. To learn more about these incentives, or the Centre of Excellence, contact:

Numair Uppal
Economic Development Officer - WRAIN
City of Kawartha Lakes, Economic Development
180 Kent St. West, Lindsay ON

180 Kent St. W, Lindsay, OntarioK9V 2Y6
Phone 705-324-9411
Toll Free 1-866-397-6673

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