Sudbury, ON – Feb. 16, 2021: Ontario’s North Economic Development Corporation (ONEDC), an alliance of economic development entities in Northern Ontario, is rolling out an initiative that will connect small to medium-sized mining supply and service companies with markets in the Nevada gold and silver mining district.
MineConnect, Ontario’s mining supply and services association, has been selected to lead the initiative as part of the Northern Ontario Exports Program, funded by FedNor and the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC).
The association will hire an in-market representative to support qualifying companies from a base in Elko, Nevada.
MineConnect has extensive expertise to assist companies with the development of leads and contracts in international markets.
Up to 30 mining supply and service companies are expected to benefit from the program over the next two years.
ONEDC is comprised of the five Northern Ontario communities – Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Greater Sudbury, North Bay and Timmins.
Since its incorporation in 2005, ONEDC has focused on pan-Northern economic development projects to foster retention and attraction of employment and investment in the region. FedNor and the NOHFC fund the Northern Ontario Exports Program with matching contributions of $1.6 million.