Mayor Kevin Eccles noted that this term of council, even more than any other term, has been driven by community and economic development priorities.
“Entering into a partnership with CannAssist is a significant step forward in job creation, revenue generation and community building – all of which are directly connected to West Grey’s Action Plan and the goals of council and the community,” said Mayor Eccles. “Being one of only five municipalities chosen by CannAssist speaks to how attractive it is to do business in West Grey.”
Under the agreement, the municipality receives royalties from CGI and, in return, provides land for CGI’s production facility. CGI is responsible to construct and operate the facility, and estimates creating a minimum of 120 jobs in a 250,000 sq. ft. facility.
“West Grey’s location is quite strategic for CannAssist’s logistics needs and labour requirements,” said Janice Britton, CGI’s Chief Executive Officer. “I believe CGI’s corporate beliefs of integrity in business and excellence in corporate stewardship matches West Grey’s culture and I am hopeful for a long and successful partnership.”
A series of public information meetings will be held throughout the project and will be advertised through the municipal website and local media.
About West Grey
Located in Grey County, and serving a population of just over 13,000, the municipality of West Grey is a combination of rural, farm communities, friendly urban centres and quaint villages. With our quintessential ‘small-town Ontario’ vibe, our calming, yet breathtaking scenery, and recreation for every season, West Grey is a welcoming place to call home.
Laura Johnston, CAO