Provincial loan aids Cabot development


Provincial loan aids Cabot development
Sean Dudley
By Adam Lawrence

The provincial government of Nova Scotia has lent C$8.25m towards the C$14m cost of developing Cabot Cliffs, the second course at the Cabot Links golf resort in Cape Breton, Canada. The course, currently under construction, is being designed by the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.

“Cape Breton's beauty has drawn people from around the world for generations, and the community of Inverness hit a hole in one with Cabot Links,” said Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Graham Steele. “It is providing good jobs for residents, and economic spinoffs throughout the community, and more are on the way. That's why the province is supporting the community and residents of Inverness with this investment.”

“The positive spinoffs from Cabot Links have been felt throughout the community, from the people who work there, to local businesses like mine that have benefitted from the additional visitors to the area,” said Merv Tingley, owner of the Dancing Goat Café and Bakery. “The fact that the resort is here made Inverness an obvious choice for me to open a second location.”

“Recent recognition of Cabot Links has cemented a vision that the community of Inverness has fostered for decades, and one our staff worked so diligently to achieve,” said Cabot managing director Ben Cowan-Dewar. “The support from the province takes the opportunity to the next level with a second course and its related expansion.”

Cabot Cliffs is expected to add seven full-time and nearly 60 part-time jobs when it opens in 2015, in addition to employment created during course and hotel construction. Architect Coore has spent most of the summer on the site leading the build.