Hastings County CEO Jim Pine at County Council meeting in Hastings Manor, October 25, 2018 (Photo: Mary
Hastings County is throwing its support behind a bid by Loyalist College to establish a Technology Access Centre.
County CAO and member of the college board of governors, Jim Pine told Hastings County council the college is increasing its capacity to support local and regional businesses.
He said the number of local and regional companies in the natural product and cannabis sector is increasing.
In the letter of support, Pine emphasized the county is the second largest municipality in Ontario and noted it has worked “extensively with all levels of government to ensure advantages of the city such as broadband are widely accessible.”
The Technology Access Centre represents an opportunity for Loyalist to collaborate with more local companies.
President of Loyalist College Ann Marie Vaughan tells Quinte News it will assist businesses with moving their companies forward in the natural products industries.
Loyalist is applying for a federal grant up to $350,000 a year for this kind of centre. The deadline is Friday.