Press Releases

April 24, 2017, ROTHESAY (GNB) – The provincial government is investing in the expansion of an award-winning craft brewery. Hammond River Brewing Co. is increasing its production capacity by adding a bottling line, and also plans to open a tasting room. “The local food and beverage industry was identified as a growth opportunity in the […]

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April 18, 2017, PETIT-PAQUETVILLE (GNB) — Distillerie Fils du Roy, an award-winning New Brunswick distillery, is growing thanks in part to investments from the provincial government. The company, founded in 2012, produces several kinds of spirits including gin, vodka, rum, liqueurs and beer. Company founder and master distiller Sébastien Roy is also aiming to produce […]

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April 18, 2017, CARAQUET (GNB) – Cheese maker Les Blancs d’Arcadie is increasing production with financial assistance from the provincial government. The Caraquet company, which produces a variety of cheddars and soft and salted cheeses, has acquired new equipment that will allow for increased production capacity. The government is providing $50,000 to support this growth. […]

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April 13, 2017, MONCTON (GNB) – The provincial government has signed a letter of intent with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to work together to help business. “Increased collaboration with the BDC will enhance a range of opportunities to increase financing and advisory support for New Brunswick companies,” said Treasury Board President Roger […]

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April 13, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Treasury Board President Roger Melanson, who is also the minister responsible for Trade Policy, will visit Boston on April 19 and 20 with company representatives to promote the province’s trade relationship with the United States. Melanson will host a travel trade and travel media luncheon with New England business […]

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April 5, 2017, SAINT JOHN (GNB) – The provincial government hosted a second Economic Opportunities Summit Tuesday on access to capital. “Job creation and economic growth are top priorities for New Brunswickers,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “We are working hard to ensure New Brunswick businesses have the access to capital they need to boost competitiveness […]

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April 4, 2017, MONCTON (GNB) – The provincial government hosted a follow-up Economic Opportunities Summit on the Business Services Centre sector on Monday. The summit focused on increasing awareness and opportunities for the sector. “We are working hard on the priorities that matter to New Brunswickers, like creating jobs, growing the economy, and ensuring quality […]

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March 24, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government has identified medicinal and recreational marijuana services and products as key opportunities for growing the provincial economy. In light of the announced intention of the federal government to legalize recreational marijuana, an entirely new sector will become available to the economy. To date, the use of […]

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March 1, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Quick Service Software, a Fredericton-based software company, is expanding and creating 50 new full-time positions. The company, founded in 2000, currently employs 50 New Brunswickers. It works with the quick-service food industry, offering a multilingual software platform that provides financial management, food cost management, and labour management tools. The […]

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February 28, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government has announced support for the local food industry with financial assistance for a Fredericton-based food company. Opportunities NB will provide payroll support of $50,000 to help Locavore hire 10 new full-time employees. Locavore will focus on processing locally grown foods and selling the value-added products to […]

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February 28, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Small and medium-sized businesses in Canada will soon have a new tool to help them mitigate cyberattacks, resulting in 50 tech support jobs in New Brunswick over the next three years. CyberNB has undertaken the necessary ground work to develop a safe and resilient Internet for Canadians. One result […]

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February 21, 2017, MONCTON (GNB) – Premier Brian Gallant met with employees at the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) business services centre in Moncton today during a tour of the facility. The centre is one of many in this sector throughout the province. “The business services centre industry employs thousands of New Brunswickers and is […]

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February 9, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – Increased awareness of the work being done in the business services centre sector, along with community and social responsibility, were key topics at a recent meeting of industry representatives. “New Brunswick is the world leader in the business services centre sector,” said Economic Development Minister Francine Landry, who is […]

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January 25, 2017, WATERVILLE (GNB) – The provincial and federal governments have announced a contribution of $867,000 to help the Covered Bridge Potato Chip Co. with an 836-square metre (9,000-square foot) expansion. This will allow the company to improve efficiency, optimize operating space and increase production. “Investing in this expansion will help deliver on our […]

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January 20, 2017, SAINT JOHN (GNB) – Sears Canada is opening a business services centre in Saint John this spring, creating 350 new jobs. Combined with Wednesday’s announcement of a similar centre in Edmundston, the company is adding 530 jobs in New Brunswick. “New Brunswick is a world leader in the business services centre sector. […]

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January 18, 2017, EDMUNDSTON (GNB) – Sears Canada is opening a business services centre in Edmundston this spring, creating 180 new jobs. “We are seeing growth in the business services sector as we partner with this well-known national brand,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “This is a sector that will continue to create jobs for New […]

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January 16, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is investing $1.9 million in the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity, an innovative hub for research, training and industry collaboration, which officially opened today at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). “The need for more cybersecurity support and services around the world is a huge opportunity to […]

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January 16, 2017, FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government plans to capitalize upon its existing assets to nurture further growth in one of Canada’s fastest-growing industries. The province has made gains in the business support service sector, thanks in part to its bilingual workforce, telecommunications infrastructure and existing firms. “The business services centre sector is […]

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January 14, 2017, LAMÈQUE (GNB) – The provincial government is investing more than $525,000 in the Island Fisherman Cooperative Association, allowing the co-operative to improve efficiency and productivity, and increase export sales, as well as helping to support jobs in the region. “Your government understands the importance of job creation and economic growth in all […]

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January 12, 2017, SAINT JOHN (GNB) – Students at five New Brunswick high schools are participating in CyberTitan, a North American cybersecurity competition. “We understand that preparing students for a knowledge-based economy is important,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny. “CyberTitan provides an excellent learning opportunity for students to develop their cybersecurity […]

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