ESG Recognized by Ontario Government for Growth & Job Creation in Kingston

Support from the Ontario Government has helped ESG Solutions create more jobs than expected in Kingston.

Fast-growing ESG Canada provides real-time monitoring of seismic activity for global mining, oil and gas, and geotechnical companies.  The business has invested more than $1.3 million to expand their operations.  The province supported this expansion by providing a grant of $200,000 in 2009.  Originally expected to create 14 jobs over three years, the expansion has already helped the business double its original commitment.

The Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF) is a four year, $80 million fund designed to help businesses create new jobs, invest in new technologies, equipment or skills training for workers and support economic development projects.  Since the EODF program was launched in 2008, eight businesses in Kingston have received $5.3-million in provincial funding to create 100 jobs and support more than 500 existing jobs.

Quotes:

“By making continual investments in research and development, ESG Canada has achieved remarkable growth.  It is a great example of an eastern Ontario company succeeding in global markets to become a world leader in their field and creating jobs here in Kingston.”

--John Gerretsen, MPP for Kingston and the Islands

“I am pleased that ESG has done much better than create 14 new jobs it committed to.  It has not only met that commitment, it has doubled it.  That’s a big success story and everyone here at ESG should be congratulated.”

--Ontario Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli

“The support from the Government of Ontario helped us to expand our capabilities and add to our workforce.  Our new specialized facility includes an advanced manufacturing space and professional test facilities, helping us to better serve our growing roster of global clients."

--ESG CEO Ken Arnold

Source: Government of Ontario Newsroom

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