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REPORTING · 16th November 2010
Walter McFarlane
The final question from the audience wanted to know what had to be done to bring more businesses to Kitimat.

Mary Murphy said to continue to put Kitimat’s name out there as open for business and there were many people working to bring businesses into Kitimat.

Corinne Scott said she was optimistic with the opportunities for Kitimat. Take advantage of the opportunities such as the private port facilities. Kitimat is making presentations around the world through the Vancouver Board of Trade. We have to make their presence known.

Linda Campbell said community green houses were being looked at around KVI. She said many different options are available. These greenhouses would have the ability to feed the hungry and create jobs which would be working for everybody. It would take Money and time but it would allow opportunities for jobs in the community and ideas start the process.

Michelle deLisser pointed out they could attract more businesses by lowering rent and lease costs in the community. She suggested there should be an incentive to get them into the buildings by Dairy Queen or into the mall.

Edwin Empinado said changes start with them. He thanked the Chamber for putting on programs such as the shop, eat, and stay in Kitimat.

Debbie Rauhanen agreed Michelle that lowering rent in the mall was a good idea. She also said this would make it feasible for business to come in. The community and Council should continue to advertise their strengths to the provincial and federal government.