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Ties with FONOM encouraged.

Thunder Bay Mayor Lynn Peterson is convinced that the city is poised to adjust to new economic realities under its new council, despite recent budgetary challenges.

According to Peterson, the new city council has developed ideas for 46 specific projects and goals in the first 128 days of its life.

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Their plan involves the setting of specific concrete goals and dates that council must meet. For example, by May 2004 council had to develop a detailed economic development strategy, in consultation with industry leaders, organized around four clusters of activity: education and knowledge creation, transportation, forestry, and tourism. By October, council will develop a list identifying all the major obstacles to business retention faced in the community. Council also approved initiatives that looked at how to improve business licensing and how to fast-track the planning process. The city is also working on developing a corporate investment policy.

At the regional level, Peterson says she is ready to co-operate with other northern municipalities. To achieve prosperity, however, she insists that communities work with FONOM and other regional bodies.

By JOSEPH QUESNEL

Northern Ontario Business
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