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Mackenzie was blunt in saying Windsor’s aging healthcare infrastructure is making the job of economic development more challenging.
We’ve been selling promises for the future, but after four years this project is stalled.
Healthcare is a key component of the quality of life equation firms consider when choosing sites for new plants.
“They look at the business case and then the second phase of the process is quality of life,” Mackenzie said.
“That includes is the community safe, are the schools good, amenities, entertainment and healthcare. We have great healthcare professionals, but we have to give them the facilities to take care of this community.”
Mackenzie said his economic development staff have tried to sidestep the infrastructure shortcomings with assurances of a new hospital in the pipeline.
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