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Newsletter March 3

This week, the federal government made another investment in our city that shows confidence in our economy and shows that we are a leader in medical technology and innovation.

BURST by TechAlliance is an innovative way to encourage business startups, particularly in medtech. FedDev Ontario is providing $1.32-million which will provide a space for 30 companies to design their product, work with experts and mentors and eventually showcase their ideas to prospective investors and industry representatives.

These promising 30 companies will receive continuous professional development support from TechAlliance over the course of one year. This will give them the tools and resources necessary to reach their full potential.

This program is expected to create up to 45 new full-time jobs. One priority in our Community Economic Road Map is to become a national centre of excellence for medical innovation and commercialization. This gets us another step closer to achieving that goal while encouraging entrepreneurship and innovative medical technologies. To learn more about our Community Economic Road Map, click here.

This is how we grow one of the most important sectors in our local economy, through innovative, made in London programs like BURST.

Meanwhile, the London Public Library launched an initiative that every Londoner can follow along with. One Book One London encourages our community to pick up one book, titled “Etta and Otto and Russell and James,” and read it together. I am looking forward to reading it, and all of the local programs that community partners will hold in relation to the themes in the book. For more information about the project, click here.



Matt Brown

Taking time to read the London Public Library’s choice for One Book, One London, “Etta and Otto and Russell and James.”

Meeting with the Leader of Ontario’s New Democrats, Andrea Horwath, in London.


 Events and Occasions:

  • 15th Annual Black History Month Closing Gala & Reception
  • London Muslim Mosque Appreciation Dinner
  • Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services delegation at OGRA Conference
  • Ministry of Economic Development and Growth delegation at OGRA Conference
  • Ministry of Transportation delegation at OGRA Conference
  • Cannabis Roundtable with MP Bill Blair
  • Meeting with Abe Oudshoorn
  • Meeting with Bob Usher and Brian Ohl
  • Meeting with John Fleming and Andrew MacPherson
  • Techsposure
  • Mayoral Monday (Wednesday) on AM980
  • LMLIP Immigration Strategy Forum
  • H. B. Beal’s Raider Robotics Gala
  • Roundtable with NDP Leader Andrea Horwath
  • OMT Meeting
  • Visit with Grade 12 Politics class at Catholic Central High School
  • BURST Announcement
  • Meeting with Steve Holland
  • Meeting with Ian Orr
  • Meeting with Jeff Schlemmer

Bill_Blair.JPGMeeting with MP Bill Blair to discuss the federal government's plans to legalize marijuana.

CCH_Visit.jpgFielding some great questions by curious Grade 12 students in the Politics class at Catholic Central High School.

OGRA_-_Brad_Duguid.JPGSpent time with the Minister of Economic Development and Growth Brad Duguid at the OGRA Conference.

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