As you drive out of the Town of Holyrood, Newfoundland, on the back of the welcome sign is a very powerful quote. It’s a quote by Abraham Lincoln that says, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
Nothing could be more fitting for the Town of Holyrood, Newfoundland where we have seen progress after progress of a committed and focused team creating a future that otherwise would not have happened.
At the helm of some of the most significant projects in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador to date, is visionary Gary Corbett, who leads the team of the Town of Holyrood in unprecedented and sustainable ocean and business initiatives. Gary says, “The future is NOW. Holyrood is a place where you can discover ocean business and investment opportunities. It’s a hub for entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, innovators and companies who want to avail of accelerated growth and international competitiveness.”
Think innovation valley, cold ocean research, ocean innovation, start-up company hub, industrial/fabrication/manufacturing facilities, and new community commercial growth plans. These are the things that are firmly rooted in the vision for Holyrood and are all at various stages of development.
Modelled after some of the top world ocean research and innovation facilities in the world, the Holyrood Oceana is a cold ocean research and innovation hub that has the intention of being a mecca-centre for the great minds of ocean science and marine matters much like the worlds leading facility, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.
The Holyrood Blue Ocean Innovation Valley plan includes:
The Beachhead Innovation Center & Suites – Start-up support for business.
The Blueocean Innovation Valley – An industrial, fabrication, manufacturing, and lay down.
The Stores at Holyrood – A 20-acre commercial development at the heart of the town centre.
The Oceana Cold Oceans Research & Innovation Hub – Cold Ocean Innovation & Research.
Today marks a significant milestone for Holyrood as the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, will celebrate the completion of the latest phase of construction of the Holyrood Marine Facility as well as announce their plans for future developments.
Attending this major milestone event will be Glenn Blackwood, vice-president, Memorial University (Marine Institute), Ken McDonald, MP for Avalon, Hon. Minister Christopher Mitchelmore, Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, Gary Goobie, Mayor, Town of Holyrood and Gary Corbett, Chief Administration Officer, Town of Holyrood.
Vessel tours, demonstrations in ocean technology and safety and survival will also take place today and the media and public are welcome to attend. Friday, October 6 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Holyrood Marine Facility, Northside Road, Holyrood, NL.
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