Sarnia’s economic strategy lauded by premier magazine

Sarnia has once again been recognized by fDi Magazine. The magazine’s North American Cities of the Future 2009 / 2010 rankings award the City of Sarnia a berth in the “Micro cities – top five best FDI (foreign direct investment) strategy category.

The category examines the resources and key initiatives being implemented by the community to attract more investment; information provided by the community on high-growth sectors and sub-sectors that offer excellent potential for inward investment; incentives; and world-class sites suitable for investors to move into.

“Sarnia-Lambton’s reputation as a forward-thinking community is continually growing,” commented Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley.� “We are increasingly being recognized globally as a major centre for sustainable energy and bio industries.”

“This most recent honour is one more international recognition of the new Sarnia-Lambton and the community-based efforts to diversify and build a new economy for the future,” said Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership General Manager George Mallay.

The micro cities (populations under 100,000) landing the top five spots in the FDI strategy category were:� Surprise Arizona, Victoria British Columbia, Clovis California, Sarnia Ontario, and Kamloops British Columbia.

In 2007 Sarnia was recognized by fDI magazine as a top five “Micro-City of the Future”.

fDi Magazine is a world-class publication geared to global business. It is owned by the Financial Times (FT) Group.

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For further information contact

George Mallay
General Manager
Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership

Mike Bradley
City of Sarnia

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