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Mayor: Leclerc purchasing Brockville factory “huge win” for South Grenville region

Mayor Brett Todd says he’s thrilled to see Leclerc coming to South Grenville. The company, a Quebec-based food manufacturer founded in 1905, has purchased the former Procter & Gamble factory in Brockville. It plans to invest a total of $100-million locally into running the factory, and to create more than 200 jobs for people in the region.

Mayor Todd says he worked with Leclerc and other nearby municipalities to help convince the company to buy the factory. “Being able to attract such an iconic, family-owned Canadian company shows the importance of working jointly,” he says. “This huge win shows what happens when we all work together.” Todd is a board member for the St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission, an organization representing municipalities in the area that works to convince businesses to invest in the region.

Leclerc is also receiving $1.5-million from the Ontario government’s Eastern Ontario Development Fund, to assist with the move. “Local investments in world-class companies will grow the economy, create solid, stable jobs, and demonstrate strength for our local communities in the pandemic recovery,” says our region’s MPP, Steve Clark.

Leclerc is planning to hire 100 people within its first year in South Grenville, then slowly hire more over the course of 2023.

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