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SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Fredericton Receives Honourable Mention
Fredericton (Ignite Fredericton) receives honourable mention in Site Selection Magazine’s 2017 Canada's Best Locations rankings. Fredericton and Halifax were the only two Atlantic Canadian cities to make the publication’s list used by site selectors and expansion planning decision-makers. Evaluation criteria was based on project data, regional partnerships, proactive and innovative programming, and quality data/ web tools/ resources.

“The annual Canada’s Best Locations feature sheds additional light on Canada’s many location options for corporate site selectors," says Mark Arend, editor in chief of Site Selection. "We salute the provinces and communities that made this year’s rankings.” ...
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Ignite Fredericton Monthly Gleaner Columns:
Addressing Newcomers’ Needs One Step At A Time: There are a number of strategic immigration initiatives underway, and it is timely to provide a community update in terms of how the City of Fredericton is addressing newcomers’ needs. In 2011, the City of Fredericton made a critical decision to invest in a dedicated Immigration Coordinator position to address population growth and skill shortages challenges...Read More
 
BUSINESS PROFILE SERIES
Red Rover | Adam Clawson Revisited
When the Business Profile Series first began, Ignite paid a delicious visit to Red Rover Craft Cider, operated by Adam Clawson and his partner, Nicola Mason. Since that initial interview, Clawson and Mason have become established members of the Fredericton...Read More
 
TOP EVENTS
NBCC Launch Party | Sep 26
NBCC has been a driving force in New Brunswick’s social and economic prosperity. Last year they challenged New Brunswickers to help build on this proud past and look to the future. Be part of NBCC’s 2017-2022 strategic plan launch...Read More
 
Business Basics Workshop | Sep 27
Join our Business Startup Specialist, Mike Mazerolle, to learn about starting your own business, available planning tools, funding resources and accessing ongoing business counselling and support services in the local area...Read More
Student/Business Career Social | Sep 28
Is your business expanding? Does your growth call for new talent? Connect with a unique and diverse group of human capital! Are you a recent graduate looking for a career opportunity? This is your chance to meet with a variety of businesses hiring in the area...Read More
NEWS
'Quit Stalling Airport Funding'
If New Brunswick wants to see air traffic and see the Fredericton International Airport continue to soar, it needs to invest in bricks and mortar. Tuesday marked another milestone in the ongoing growth of the airport with the inaugural flight of Porter Airlines to YFC...Read More
 
New Brunswick Victorious at Startup Awards
New Brunswick startups and innovators had a strong showing last Thursday night at the regional Startup Canada Awards. Ten outstanding entrepreneurs, businesses and support organizations from all over Canada’s Atlantic region were awarded, four of which were from Fredericton...Read More
 
Proposed Tax Changes Will Hurt Small Business
The federal government is planning major changes to Canada’s tax system that will hurt small business owners, making it harder to retain earnings for future investment or retirement, to share income from the business amongst family members, and to sell a business to a family member...Read More
 
PORTALS
 Natural Resources In light of TransCanada's recent request for a 30-day suspension of its Energy East application, Ignite Fredericton's CEO Larry Shaw submitted an article to the Daily Gleaner...Read More
 Population Growth The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce wants the federal government to make it easier for communities to attract and retain international post-secondary students...Read More
 
 Culture Hub Artslink NB launches new Start to Finish skills workshops to help take artists through all of the steps needed to access professional opportunities and succeed in their careers...Read More
 Job Flash Naveco Power is looking for motivated individuals to make a long and lasting change in New Brunswick’s economy and green energy sector. Explore the requirements; four internships available...Read More
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