Tomalin is also president of the South Queens Chamber of Commerce.
He said the region has a strong, well-trained local workforce and he expects the province to work with the community to attract new economic opportunities.
Dexter wants to keep a close eye on whomever that potential buyer is, and what its plans are for the woodland.
Resolute is the single largest private landowner in the province and he’s concerned a buyer would simply cut the wood and ship it out of province without any value-added work carried out in Nova Scotia.
“It’s impossible to find cost savings that significant,” he said.
While Garneau said there is “zero” probability the mill will reopen, the company’s properties could still provide employment, albeit in different industries.
“Everybody’s worked hard, we’ve given them everything that they asked for, and it just seems they want more, more and more until finally they’re just going to close her down,” Robart said.