A high tech company in Kenora is getting help from the province. Nicole Brown of FSET says the $91,000 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corportation will help them buy a building, so the company will have room to expand. 

 "We are receiving the funding at the perfect time, allowing us to continue our expansion and take our company to the next level," said Brown.

"The team appreciates the support and funding from NOHFC and the impact it is having on FSET," she added.

At this point, the 21-year-old company has 12 staff with sales across Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec. Through the grant, they hope to add two to four more staff and expand their customer base. 

The company offers innovative communications support for police, ambulance and the financial sector. Kenora-Rainy River MPP Greg Rickford, who is also the minister responsible for Northern Development and Mines, made the announcement last week.

Brown says the COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated the move by organizations, as they adapt to cloud-based or server-based solutions. The company was among the many presenters last winter, when the finance minister came for a visit.

The technology helps police officers spend more time in the community, rather than in the office. Eventually, the company would like to see the innovative use of smartphone and servers replace desktop computers, along with consoles in vehicles and the additional cell phone.

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