Council met Monday night for the monthly meeting of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development.
Rick Evans, Manager of Economic Development, explained that the dollar an acre plan has had 14 responses and a possible six other clients.
The dollar an acre plan offers potential incoming businesses fully serviced industrial land in the Gateway Industrial Park for a buck.
Also at the meeting, Mayor Vic Fedeli explained that the total value of building permits for 2004 has more than doubled last year's.
Including the O.P.P.’s building of a communications center, the total value of building permits is at $64,400,000, and 10 percent of this money is coming from provincially funded projects.
Concern was raised at the meeting about Sudbury using provincial money to advertise in North Bay.
"They’re cherry picking our market,” said Fedeli, while explaining that Sudbury is trying to steal customers from stores in North Bay.