Contributed by Diana Cooper, Green Cluster, Economic Development Office
It was announced this week that a green manufacturer, Solar Science Inc., has purchased land from the County of Prince Edward making it the second green addition to the new section of the local industrial park. The first to take up residency was Hydro One and their new 30,000 sq ft building that will be certified LEED Silver.
The recent activity in our local industrial park underscores that our local economy is trending with those growth opportunities in the green industry sector. Most new investments in corporate property are focused on incorporating the best new technology in efficiency and waste reduction. In addition, most new enterprises are capturing the growing demand for green products and services.
Prince Edward County has been fostering a creative rural economy for the past decade and this has attracted more and more innovative businesses. The new green economy is all about innovation and creativity. Indeed, this quality of place was a key factor for Solar Science’s decision to make the County home.
We have been experiencing the shift to greener businesses locally for a few years now. Businesses such as Fifth Town Cheese, North America’s first LEED certified dairy and a leader in green and sustainable business, and Redtail Winery, Canada’s only off-grid winery, have led the charge.
If you are interested in the opportunities for green industry in Prince Edward County or if you would like to know more about greening your business, please contact me at (613)476-7901 ext 215 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.