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10/19/2011 Media Release
Awarding of National Shipbuilding Contract a Boost to Local Economy

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MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

Awarding of National Shipbuilding Contract a Boost to Local Economy

October 19, 2011 – Victoria, BC – The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce welcomed today’s announcement of Seaspan’s successful bid under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.

“This contract presents a tremendous opportunity to expand our local economy.” said Bruce Carter, CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. “The contract will sustain the sector for a number of decades, and allow the shipbuilding industry to build on past work and expand the capacity locally, both in skilled labour and in infrastructure.”

The impact of the contract on Greater Victoria is anticipated to be significant, creating household-sustaining jobs as well as direct and indirect spending. The Chamber applauds the BC Government’s support of the bid and looks forward to working with industry and government to maximize this opportunity.

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For more information contact:

Ellen Henry                                                         Bruce Carter

Manager of Member Communications                  Chief Executive Officer
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce               Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

Email:  ehenry@gvcc.org                                              Email:  bcarter@gvcc.org

Cell: 250-812-0510

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 The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce has close to 1,500 members and is the Voice of Business for the Greater Victoria region. The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce has received Accreditation with Distinction from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

               

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