Investment at the old Battery Hotel

> PUBLISHED April 22, 2016

The Government of Canada announced it will be contributing, through ACOA, $4.5 million towards Memorial University’s $25 million Battery Facility project. MUN purchased the Battery Hotel in 2012, with the intent to use it as a conduit to better connect with municipalities, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and community enterprises. Once renovations are complete, the Battery will house MUN’s business incubator (Genesis Centre), its Office of Public Engagement, its professional development and training wing (Gardiner Centre), and its regional policy and development engine (Harris Centre), among others. MUN sees great opportunity in having these organizations under one roof and in the downtown core, and expects the facility to be a hub for public and private sector engagement province-wide; the building will be outfitted with state of the art communications technology to facilitate participation from all corners of Newfoundland and Labrador in discussions related to economic development, innovation, productivity, and trade and export.

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