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Thursday, October 13, 2016

WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation hosted a delegation from the City of Guro, South Korea

Media Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Windsor-Essex County, Ontario - Thursday, October 13, 2016 – Today the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation hosted a delegation from the City of Guro, South Korea.The delegation consisted of Deputy Mayor Soo Dong Han, Hong Bog Lee, Director of Strategy and Finance Division, Gi Joong Kim, Director of International Affairs Division and Seung Hyun Jo, Assistant Manager of International Affairs Division.

A Memorandum of Understanding was formally signed by Deputy Mayor Soo Dong Han and the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation’s CEO Stephen MacKenzie. The goal of today’s signing ceremony was to promote business partnerships and mutual economic development.

Welcoming remarks were made by the City of Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens, County of Essex Warden Tom Bain and CEO Stephen MacKenzie.

Deputy Mayor Soo Dong Han said, “Understanding that your region is known for its strength in advanced manufacturing makes it a natural fit with the City of Guro. I hope that the relationship between our two cities will develop successfully.”

City of Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens stated, “Windsor has an outstanding reputation for welcoming the World to the City.  This is a clear example of how our cultural diversity opens up opportunities for education and business.”

County of Essex Warden Tom Bain added, “We look forward to working with our friends from Guro to promote opportunities as we work for the mutual benefit for our companies and our communities.

“We are excited about the possibilities that exist for our two areas. Your City houses a large IT and software cluster and WindsorEssex region is home to a number of companies producing the hardware for these industries. This is a perfect match.” said Stephen MacKenzie, CEO of the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation.

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MEDIA Contact:

Lana Drouillard, Director, Marketing & Communications
WindsorEssex Economic Development Corp.
Tel:  519 259-9600

 

Lana Drouillard Director, Marketing and Communications
WindsorEssex Economic Development Corp.
700 California, Suite 200
Windsor, ON. N9B 2Z2
Direct: 519. 997.2394
Cell:  519. 259.9600
Web- choosewindsoressex.com    

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