(Source: AM800) Treasury Board President Tony Clement joined Essex MP Jeff Watson to make the announcement .
Clement says these funds lead directly to employment at the companies: “clearly we see the line of sight between the money invested by the government of Canada and job creation. It’s also about innovation and technology which leads to competitiveness in the future, these are all factors”
Clement says there are always more companies that apply for the grants than are handed out and its to the credit of the Windsor-Essex area.
Among the grants, Whitfleid Welding receives $312-thousand, Concours Mold gets $150-thousand and Dynament Corporation receives $132-thousand.
The announcement was made at Centreline Industries in Lasalle, which receives $80-thousand toward a million dollar software upgrade.
The grants are distributed among companies in manufacturing, digital enterprise, agricultural and even winemaking.