This looks like great news for the Miramichi.
Umoe Solar is shining some positive light on the economic prospects for Miramichi after a company representative told local politicians how the company plans to spend $600 million in the area and create 350 new jobs.
Ernst Andersen, the director of human resources of the Norwegian solar company, met with Miramichi city councillors, local MLAs and Business New Brunswick Minister Greg Byrne on Wednesday where it detailed its plan for the former UPM paper mill.
He told them about his company’s plan to build a solar panel facility at the site. Umoe Solar will invest $600 million in the facility, hiring 350 people and that number could eventually double.
If this is true, it is great news for the Chi. The article doesn’t say what the company wants from government which always concerns me – but I wil l cross my fingers.
I have said on this blog that maybe New Brunswick should be targeting Scandanavia for business investment prospects. While the U.S., U.K, France, Germany etc. have all been investing in North America, the competition for this investment is fierce. Maybe a targeted strategy on Denmark, Norway, etc. might yield better outcomes.