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MEDIA RELEASE - Canadian Chamber of Commerce Names Sault Ste. Marie One of Canada's Resource Cities

MEDIA RELEASE
 
Canadian Chamber of Commerce Names
Sault Ste. Marie One of Canada’s Resource Cities
 
For Immediate Release
October 30th, 2015
 
Sault Ste. Marie – On Thursday, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce was proud to add the city of Sault Ste. Marie to its growing list of Canada’s Resource Cities.
 
“Sault Ste. Marie perfectly represents what we mean when we talk about a Resource City. It is a leader in the development and transformation of natural resources, and it also serves as the centre of a country-wide supply chain,” explained the Hon. Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “At the centre of the city’s development is Tenaris, and we thank them for their partnership at this event,” he continued.
 
Through its partnership with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Tenaris wants to raise awareness of the role of manufactured goods in connection with the oil and gas industry and how it enables development with other cities in the supply chain. 
 
A new infographic produced to present Sault Ste. Marie as a Resource City profiles the cycle of the chain and highlights the collaboration needed to make it an effective process. Click here to view the infographic.
 
“Tenaris is deeply involved in the community of Sault Ste. Marie - it is a partnership that extends beyond its pipe-manufacturing mill with strategic investments and support of educational initiatives that generate opportunities,” said Guillermo Moreno, Vice President and Managing Director, Canada.
 
According to Monica Dale, President of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce, “the Sault is home to many businesses that operate in the natural resource and alternative energy generation sectors. The city also benefits from having direct access to road, rail and waterway transportation links as well as direct access to the U.S. via the International Bridge.

She added that “natural resource sector development is a symbolic attribute in the Sault and many of our key industry sectors continue to collectively foster economic growth and diversification for our community today. In addition, we are home to world-class cutting-edge research facilities that include Natural Resources Canada, the Great Lakes Forestry Centre and the Ontario Forest Research Institute.”
“When we consider that the steel pipes built here in Sault Ste. Marie use Québec steel and are then sold to oil and gas companies in Alberta, we start to get a glimpse of the interconnected nature of this business. This interconnectivity is a tool that helps build a more competitive Canada,” concluded Mr. Beatty.
Click here to watch Thursday’s press conference: https://youtu.be/nNlgtNT_Odo
 
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About the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is the recognized voice of business and is committed to economic prosperity in Sault Ste. Marie. The Chamber represents the interests of 700 plus business and agencies and has been serving the needs of this community since 1889. More information on the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce is available at www.ssmcoc.com; follow us at www.twitter.com/ssmcoc_events and www.facebook.com/ssmcoc
 
About the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the vital connection between business and the federal government. It helps shape public policy and decision-making to the benefit of businesses, communities and families across Canada with a network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions. News and information are available at Chamber.ca or follow us on Twitter @CdnChamberofCom.