By Dave Johnson, Tribune Staff
Welland’s keys to success are its aggressiveness, its willingness to keep potential investors engaged and not looking elsewhere, its incentive programs and having land serviced and ready to go, says Frank Campion.
“We’re not shy,” says the mayor.
He says the president of GE Canada remarked that’s one of the reasons the company decided to move to the Rose City in 2016.
“We were in very stiff competition for GE … we were able to land them because of our incentive programs and having serviced land available. We weren’t being considered at all and then it was like, ‘What’s going on with Welland?’ We essentially stole GE from Quebec and some other Ontario municipalities.”
Campion says that was really the catalyst for the city’s successes and growth last year.
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