OCC gives its backing to DRIC

The Windsor Star

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is throwing its name behind the long list of supporters for the proposed Detroit River International Crossing.

“Missions of jobs are dependent on cross border trade,” Len Crispino, OCC president and chief executive officer said in a news release.

“When you consider that on average $1.6 million crosses the Canada-U.S. border on a daily basis, it is clear that infrastructure surrounding future trade hubs like Detroit-Windsor crossing is extremely important to the overall health and growth of the province.”

The OCC, which represents more than 60,000 businesses across the province, said it stands on record as supporting the Windsor-Essex Parkway, the DRIC or New International Trade Crossing because of the positive impact it will have on economic growth.