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Fredericton Named Best Oil & Gas Community Development Group
The Fredericton region is home to more than 350 companies which keep our natural resources sector globally competitive. The Capital City is New Brunswick’s engineering hub, and together with the knowledge industry, is leading the way in terms of research in energy, oil and gas.

The 2016 Oil & Gas Awards, which are named by Global Energy News, recognize the success and dedication of companies working across the globe and throughout the industry...
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The Science of Innovation in NB’s Craft Alcohol Sector
Chpt 13 - Fredericton's Culture of Innovation Gleaner Column
In Canada, craft alcohol has evolved from a basement hobby to a new, highly technical industry impacting multiple sectors from agriculture, manufacturing, transportation and tourism.

Although the craft industry didn’t really emerge in New Brunswick until the 1990’s with  early trailblazers like Sean Dunbar of Picaroons; today, the city of Fredericton alone is home to a growing cluster of craft beer, craft cider, wine and mead producers...
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Quarterly Economic Snapshots Launching in 2016
Fredericton Region
Starting this year, Ignite Fredericton will be posting quarterly economic snapshots for Fredericton! Please enjoy our first snapshot for the 4th quarter in 2016...View 4th quarter economic snapshot

 
BUSINESS PROFILE SERIES
URBAN Machinery
Harald Kopp
Imagine a warehouse where machines of every shape, size, and function whir all day, hot metal is being poured into molds, and where employees smile while they work. That is the scene we found at URBAN Machinery, a Fton-based company that...Read More
 
NEWS
Export Accelerator Announces 1st Cohort
Export Igniter, a new export accelerator created by community economic development catalyst agency, Ignite Fredericton, has officially selected the organizations that will participate in the first pilot cohort...Read More
APEC Business Outlook Report Available
The summary report for this year's business outlook conference, focused on new directions for Atlantic Canada, is now available. Here are top highlights from the four sessions held across the region...View
Alianco Translation Assistance Program 
The Translation Assistance Program offers financial assistance to small and medium-sized businesses in the Atlantic region looking to translate their promotional material and compete in business at the national and international level....Read More
City Provides Over $787k in Grants, 2017
Fredericton City Council will provide $787,930 in grants to local groups as part of the municipality’s 2017 Budget. This includes contributions in the areas of Strategic Partner Capital Grants and Community Grants, as well as...Read More
EVENTS
State of the Province
January 26

This prominent chamber event carries the premier’s message of the province’s accomplishments and future direction to the Fredericton business community. The State of the Province Address is broadcast live across New Brunswick. 
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Canadian Lean Summit
April 24-27

This event will bring together a network of public and private sector individuals, organizations, and companies from across Canada! Use 'lean' in the Public and Private sector to improve service to your customers, drive efficiency, increase effectiveness and add value to your business.
KIRA Awards
May 4

A signature event that celebrates innovative excellence across all sectors, and technological advancement in the province. With over 500 industry leaders and community members in attendance, KIRA is 1 of the most anticipated events of the year.
NB Innovation Week
May 8-12

Innovation Week provides an opportunity to celebrate and support the substantial work of New Brunswick entrepreneurs, businesses, and researchers, with events held around the province that support and promote innovation. The KIRA Awards will kick-off this week.
JOBS
NATURAL RESOURCES PORTAL
Federal Government Appoints Three New Bilingual NEB Members
Federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr has moved to revive the stalled review of TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline by appointing three new, bilingual, temporary members to the National Energy Board.
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POPULATION GROWTH STATION
Immigration to Canada: The Year in Review
This past year has shown to have been remarkable, and 2017 promises to bring even more positive news for individuals and families immigrating to Canada. The new Liberal government saw opportunities to improve programs across the board and, by working in tandem with provincial partners, they managed to increase the number of new arrivals, reduce processing times, and give more people the opportunity to fulfill their life dream of coming to Canada.
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STARTUP CORNER
East Coast Startup Week: March 13-17
Visionaries, disruptors, aspiring & seasoned entrepreneurs, changemakers, mentors, investors, and students will come together in communities across Atlantic Canada to take part in a series of events hosted in several locations around the East Coast!
 
Int'l Startup Festival: July 12-15
Startupfest has grown into a global gathering of the world's best entrepreneurs, founders, investors, and mentors. This year, Taskforce Fredericton will be sponsoring a busload of startups to join in the fun, and will be sending representatives to promote the programs and services we offer locally!

Small Business Week: October 15-21
Each year more than 10,000 business people come together at hundreds of events across Canada to celebrate entrepreneurship, learn from top influencers, and network with other entrepreneurs. You know what they say, great things happen when entrepreneurs get together!

Global Entrepreneurship Week: November 13-19
GEW inspires budding and seasoned business owners to participate in local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. 

 
CULTURE HUB
Gov. Provides Close to $1.5M to CSA
Charlotte Street Arts Centre Expansion
Federal, provincial and city representatives announced funding for a project that will expand accessibility and enhance programming at the historic building.
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NB Crafts Council
New Look

This trend of Crafts Councils changing their names is sweeping across the country, and the NB Crafts Council says they "don’t want to be left behind!" Craft NB believes that their new look and feel will better resonate with today’s makers and buyers. Read more
 
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