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New Green Industry comes to Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County

Contributed by Diana Cooper, Green Cluster, Economic Development Office

New Hydro One LEED Building now under construction 

It was announced this week that a green manufacturer, Solar Science Inc., has purchased land from the County of Prince Edward making it the second green addition to the new section of the local industrial park. The first to take up residency was Hydro One and their new 30,000 sq ft building that will be certified LEED Silver.

The recent activity in our local industrial park underscores that our local economy is trending with those growth opportunities in the green industry sector. Most new investments in corporate property are focused on incorporating the best new technology in efficiency and waste reduction. In addition, most new enterprises are capturing the growing demand for green products and services.

Prince Edward County has been fostering a creative rural economy for the past decade and this has attracted more and more innovative businesses. The new green economy is all about innovation and creativity.  Indeed, this quality of place was a key factor for Solar Science’s decision to make the County home.

We have been experiencing the shift to greener businesses locally for a few years now. Businesses such as Fifth Town Cheese, North America’s first LEED certified dairy and a leader in green and sustainable business, and Redtail Winery, Canada’s only off-grid winery, have led the charge.

If you are interested in the opportunities for green industry in Prince Edward County or if you would like to know more about greening your business, please contact me at (613)476-7901 ext 215 or e-mail dcooper@pecounty.on.ca

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    Prince Edward County
    Prince Edward County

    Prince Edward County is Canada’s First Creative Rural Economy. We are a dynamic, growing and thriving community, newly anointed as a wine region, with wonderful gastronomy, creative types of all kinds from cheese makers to movie makers.

    An almost island and near virgin green palette presents endless entrepreneurial enviro opportunities. As our boomers age, a wealth of possibilities exist to serve them via the healthcare and wellness market.

    Why not establish your business here, enjoy our quality of place and capitalize on all we have to offer.

    We are located in the heart of Canada’s Mega Region the wealth and population centre of the country only 2 hours from Toronto, 2 1/2 from Ottawa and 3 1/2 from Montreal.

    Prince Edward County is a wonderful place to live, invest in or visit.
    Why not do all three?

    For more information about our economy and investment opportunities contact Dan Taylor at dtaylor@pecounty.on.ca or visit www.princeedwardcounty.biz