IROQUOIS — South Dundas recently played host to several American “site selectors” who were drawn to Upper Canada Creamery on Waddell Road.
Site selectors are consultants that provide professional project location services to companies contemplating expansion or relocation.
The group that stopped in at the Biemond family farm creamery and yogurt plant included visitors from Virginia, Arizona, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas. They were in the region as part of a tour organized in partnership with the Ontario East Food Sector team — of which South Dundas is a member — and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Their foray into the local municipality came two weeks after South Dundas enjoyed the results of another look-see by outsiders, when a Town of Gananoque delegation delivered a “First Impressions Community Exchange” report to council.
“To have these site selectors visit South Dundas and to be able to speak with them face to face is extraordinary,” said Rob Hunter, Economic Development Officer. “Usually the only communication you will get from a site selector is an email or phone call regarding information on available land, buildings and demographics.”
“South Dundas is pleased to host a group of site selectors for the first time and highlight the competitive advantages we offer for those looking to invest,” added Mayor Evonne Delegarde.