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Great turnout for the Mayor's Industrial Business Breakfast

Apr 29, 2014

On Friday morning, April 25, Mayor Lois E. Jackson hosted the Mayor's Industrial Business Breakfast, welcoming approximately 160 local business, government and community stakeholders to discuss economic and commercial development, transportation and other initiatives in Delta. 

The event featured keynote speakers and provided a great opportunity for Delta's business community to connect. The Honourable Mary Polak, Minister of Environment, Mayor Lois E. Jackson, Scott Hamilton, Delta-North MLA and Councillor, Geoff Freer, Executive Director of the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project, and George V. Harvie, CAO of the Corporation of Delta, each spoke and gave their insight into current projects and opportunities in Delta. The Honourable Rich Coleman, Minister of Natural Gas Development, Minister Responsible for Housing and Deputy Premier, Mike Bernier, MLA, Peace River South, and Lorne Mayencourt, Director of Outreach, Government Caucus Communications, were also present. 

Mayor Jackson's key message is that Delta is open for business. 

"We are committed to working with businesses to set up shop and to finding ways to revitalize our existing industrial areas to promote further economic opportunities," says Mayor Lois E. Jackson. 

At the event, Mayor Jackson noted several considerable incentives and projects that distinguish Delta as an economic powerhouse within the Lower Mainland, including the new South Fraser Perimeter Road, future tunnel replacement, strong financial position, low tax rate and faster development application processing times. 

As a result of the Mayor's Industrial Business Breakfast, Mayor Jackson has already been approached with proposals for new business opportunities in Delta.