Today, less than 17 percent of jobs in Canada are found in manufacturing products. Technology changes in manufacturing have reduced the need for people. Technology and services are the fastest growing job areas of the economy. Where does Rainy River District's future lie?
Dave Kircher proposed to the Economic Development Advisory Committee of the Town of Fort Frances that the community should investigate transforming the Resolute Mill into a technical training facility. The idea has some merit. Canada faces a major shortage of skilled workers in the trades.