MPP Releases Update Report on Local High Tech and Business Initiative

Today, Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, MPP for Kanata-Carleton, released The Fall 2022 Update Report that details for businesses and residences in Kanata and West Carleton the progress being made with her Kanata-Carleton’s High Tech and Business Initiative.

Kanata-Carleton’s High Tech and Business Initiative – The Fall 2022 Update Report

In Spring 2019, MPP Fullerton published a set of strategic objectives to foster sustainability and prosperity in the Kanata-Carleton business community. She has identified four pillars of collaboration with local business leaders:

1. Profiling Kanata’s High Tech Footprint

2. Attracting Venture Capital

3. Strengthening Networks with the Education Community

4. Extending Broadband, Internet and Cell Services

MPP Fullerton explains The Fall 2022 Update Report identifies how she is working with business associations and companies to support the local business community, “This local initiative is to build on the Ontario government’s efforts to foster an encouraging business climate that will spur economic activity. I look to make it easier for local businesses and entrepreneurs, innovators, and freelance professionals to succeed, whether they are operating in Kanata or in Kinburn – or any of the neighbourhoods in this City.”

The Fall 2022 Update Report highlights the opening of Hub350 and the Nokia expansion, both developments that dramatically alter the landscape of the Kanata North Tech Park.  

Other highlights of the report include:

  • tours of GaN Systems and Nordion and Sotera Health
  • new business openings and the MPP “Shop Local” Campaign
  • provincial support for businesses recovering from the pandemic
  • on-going work with Invest Ottawa to attract venture capital
  • ties between Ottawa universities and colleges and the local business community
  • activities supporting service improvements with broadband, Internet, and cell services

The full report can be accessed on the news section of the MPP’s website (click here to go directly to the report). To receive a print copy contact the MPP Community Office.

Media Contact:

Thomas DeGroot                           613-599-300