SLEP to host Community Consultations across Lambton County

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is inviting Sarnia-Lambton residents to provide input at a series of sessions taking place throughout Lambton County. “We are excited to provide residents of the Sarnia-Lambton area the opportunity to participate in the development of their community and invite everyone to come share their vision for the area moving forward,” said … Read More

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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership recognized by Site Selection Magazine for 6th time

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is pleased to announce that it has been named as one of the Top 20 Canadian Economic Development Groups in Site Selection magazine’s Canada’s Best Locations 2019 Awards. Recognizing local or regional economic development groups, Site Selection magazine’s Canada’s Best Locations awards take into consideration excellence in regional partnerships, proactive and … Read More

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LCY Biosciences hires more than 30 staffers

Melanie Irwin – Blackburn News Sarnia, Sept. 5, 2019 A lot of work is underway behind the scenes to restart production at Sarnia’s former BioAmber site this fall. LCY Biosciences plans to zero in on succinic acid production first, the same product BioAmber specialized in, before expanding production to nutraceuticals. Plant Manager Trevor MacLeod said … Read More

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Students complete 2019 Summer Company Program

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP) celebrated the completion of the 2019 Summer Company Program on Tuesday, Aug. 27. A joint initiative between the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership and the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, the Summer Company Program provided the four participants with a $1,500 grant to launch a business, as well as mentoring … Read More

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Plans for Oversized Load Corridor to be shared at open house

Paul Morden, The Sarnia Observer, Aug. 20, 2019 With work set to begin later this year on a four-year project to create a dedicated oversized load corridor in Sarnia and St. Clair Township, officials have organized a public open house Thursday to share details of the plan. The session runs from 4 p.m. to 7 … Read More

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$1.9 Billion investment slated for TransAlta

Troy Shantz – The Sarnia Journal, Aug. 21, 2019 A B.C. firm has selected Sarnia’s chemical valley as the site of a planned $1.5 billion USD ($1.9 billion CDN) fuel plant, according to the company’s president. “Some time ago, we selected Sarnia as the best place for us to look at building our first plant,” … Read More

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NOVA Chemicals expansion ramping up

The Sarnia Observer, August 14, 2019 Several slow-moving, over-sized loads of mechanical vessels being delivered to the NOVA Chemicals Corunna site and a local fabricator will be moving this week through Sarnia and St. Clair Township. NOVA Chemicals said the moves will take place between 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, so drivers … Read More

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Rural connectivity project advancing in Lambton County

Josh Boyce – Blackburn News Sarnia, August 9, 2019 The Ontario government has taken a significant step toward getting high-speed internet in rural Lambton County. The province announced a request for proposals in Wyoming on Friday through the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology [SWIFT] project. Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton said up to $11.3-million is available in … Read More

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Oversized Load Corridor receives major boost with funding announcement

Josh Boyce – Blackburn News Sarnia, August 7, 2019 Sarnia-Lambton has finally won full funding for an oversized load corridor to move large modules between local industry and the Port of Sarnia. Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced a $6-million investment in Sarnia on Wednesday through the National Trade Corridors Fund. Part of the money … Read More

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Starter Company Plus now accepting applications

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is pleased to announce it is now offering grants of up to $5,000 to small business owners and entrepreneurs through the Starter Company Plus program. Administered by the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership’s Business Enterprise Centre and funded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade, Starter Company Plus is … Read More

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