Sault launches ferrochrome processing website – by Elaine Della-Mattia (Sault Star – January 10, 2018)

Want to know more about the Sault’s bid for a ferrochrome processing facility? Check out the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corp. new website

Launched Monday, the website will be used to keep the community informed about the initiative. It includes frequently asked questions, a timeline for the project and will be updated regularly, said Dan Hollingsworth, the EDC’s executive director of business development.

To date, Sault Ste. Marie is the first out of the gate of the four competing Northern Ontario cities to launch a website on the project geared towards community engagement. The website includes basic information about the proposed project, the preferred site and a projected timeline on the project.

It also allows users to ask a question or provide comment. Hollingsworth said the site will be updated regularly as the bid application is developed. It’s due to Noront Resources on Feb. 2. “We’re committed to releasing as many details as possible as our team works its way through the proposal process,” he said.

He hopes to update the website weekly as the submission for the bid process enters its last month. “We have had people calling us asking what’s going on so we felt having the website available to post updates and any information that we do have, with some FAQ that we do have is a way to engage the public,” Hollingsworth said.

The public’s ideas and feedback are welcome on the site. Businesses or organizations are invited to pen a letter of support to be included with the bid submission.

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