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Town of Morris Acquires Industrial Land for Development

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Town of Morris Acquires Industrial Land for Development

July 9, 2019

Morris, MB – The Town of Morris announced today that it is open to new industrial development.

After months of discussion and negotiation, the Town has acquired 40 acres of industrial land within the community’s ring dyke. 

States Mayor Scott Crick, “We are very happy to have had this result due to the hard work of Council.  It was so important to see how every member of Council supported this investment in our community, as we all understood how vital growing our industrial and tax base is.”

The land acquired is in the South-West corner of Stampede Drive and Two-Mile Road, with excellent connectivity to both PTH 75 and PTH 23.  As the land is currently being used as farmland, ownership will transfer to the Town in Fall of 2019.

“These are very exciting times for our community” remarked Mayor Crick, “With Valley Fiber coming to Morris this fall, we will have the foundation of both world-class Internet and available land which we can offer to businesses.”

As Council heads into strategic planning this fall, the development of this property will now be a priority for 2020.  “Through this process, Council has understood that acquiring the land is only the first step.  Bringing in services and having the property build-ready is an important part of ensuring future growth.” stated Crick.    

With Morris’ location on two RTAC Provincial Highways, and with access to three different railways, Morris is ideally positioned in our Province for industry.  Being able to provide suitable property for development removes the last barrier preventing industry from settling in Morris.

For more information, please contact:

Brigitte Doerksen, CAO, Town of Morris – (204) 746-2531 cao@townofmorris.ca

Scott Crick, Mayor, Town of Morris – (204) 362-4900 mayorscott@townofmorris.ca

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