Word on the street

Word on the street

Community stakeholders are excited about what BioLinc will mean for Niagara’s economy. Here’s what a few of them have to say:

“Our government is proud to partner with institutions such as Brock University to increase business opportunities for entrepreneurs in bio-manufacturing. Today's investment is contributing to the creation of a knowledge-based economy in Niagara and across southern Ontario that will create new high-value jobs and sustain long-term growth for our communities.” - Rick Dyskstra, Member of Parliament for St. Catharines

“The City of St. Catharines recognizes that this initiative will encourage private investment, create new jobs and support our efforts to move into a knowledge-based economy, which, in turn, will help attract young professionals to our community.” - St. Catharines Mayor, Brian McMullan

“This partnership is the start of a collaborative approach designed to provide a suite of services for entrepreneurs and innovators that has been a missing part of Niagara’s economic toolbox. The creation of a one-stop business development service of this kind will play a key role in bringing resources together to make it more efficient for businesses to grow in Niagara.” - Mike Watt, Chair, Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce

“It is only by bringing together like-minded people and the necessary resources that innovative ideas can become commercial realities. BioLinc will no doubt enhance our region’s efforts to foster new business development and the organic growth of existing small businesses in Niagara.” - Jeff Chesebrough, CEO, nGen