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The Thompson Chamber of Commerce is working towards making the city the centre of winter weather testing in North America.

The Chamber’s President and Director, Raj Thethy and Volker Beckmann, went down to Winnipeg recently to meet with provincial government officials to talk about the benefits and progress of this industry in the north.

 

The Thompson Chamber has been involved with winter weather testing in the city over the past two decades, however after Thompson Unlimited stopped their services in 2014 because they lacked funding, the city began to slip from the industry.

 

The Chamber says having international manufacturers flock to Thompson to conduct winter weather testing could bring exciting opportunities to the city, such as economic development and tourism.

 

It goes on to explain that testers would bring in new revenue to the region and create new jobs and investments, and that the Chamber is planning a tourism event next year that would bring in electric vehicles to Thompson during Manitoba’s 150th anniversary.

 

 

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