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Northern BC Business Advantage Program Featured on CBC Radio – BC Almanac

Northern Development’s new business incentive program for central and northern British Columbia was featured on BC Almanac, hosted by Mark Forsyth, on CBC Radio 1 this afternoon.  Mark Forsyth provides an overview of the Northern BC Business Advantage program and interviews Janine North, Chief Executive Office of Northern Development regarding the new program and how business can access the new incentive to support job creation and economic development within the region. Download the BC Almanac Interview (2.0 mb MP3) To …

September 30,2008 | Read More »

New $30 Million Business Incentive Program to Attract Business to Central and Northern BC

New program by Northern Development Initiative Trust improves businesses’ bottom line by up to $10,000 per new job created based on direct capital investment and training expenditures Program lowers the cost of implementing productivity increasing capital equipment Program offers the flexibility to cover any combination of training provider costs and/or on the job training costs for new employees Program funds are directly paid to the business based on performance Prince George, BC –  Northern British Columbia’s business advantages are being …

September 29,2008 | Read More »

CBC Radio 1 interviews CEO Janine North regarding Northwest Power Line Study

Northern Development CEO, Janine North, was interviewed by CBC Radio 1 regarding the release of the Mining Association of British Columbia’s Report on the Electrification of the Highway 37 Corridor. Janine discusses the report that projects electrifying Highway 37 could directly trigger up to 10 mines, 10,700 jobs, $15 billion in investment and potentially up to $300 million in annual tax revenues in the region. Download CBC Radio 1 interview (2.7 mb MP3) Concurrent with the release of the Report, …

September 26,2008 | Read More »

Coalition Applauds Announcement on Northwest Power Line

PENTICTON — The Northwest Power Line Coalition reacted positively to news that the provincial government will proceed with the Environmental Assessment process and First Nations consultation for a northwest power line along the Highway 37 corridor. "We are pleased that the provincial government has taken this important step forward in the potential development of a northwest power line," said Janine North, CEO of the Northern Development Initiative Trust. "The economic activity that could be generated by a power line includes …

September 26,2008 | Read More »

Report on the Electrification of the Highway 37 Corridor Now Available

Power line along Highway 37 could create 10,700 jobs Potential for $15 billion in capital investment Improves access to clean electricity sources Potential benefits include more than $300 million in annual tax revenues to governments Vancouver – According to a new report by the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC), building a power line along Highway 37 in northwest B.C. has the potential to create thousands of jobs, generate new sources of clean power and provide additional revenues to government …

September 26,2008 | Read More »

Over $1 Million Invested in Vanderhoof’s Economic Diversification

PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA – Sept. 5, 2008 – If you build it, they will come. That’s the strategy behind four Northern Development Initiative Trust (Northern Development) funding announcements aimed at promoting sport and tourism in Vanderhoof. Vanderhoof’s field of dreams is a premier playing field with a six?lane running track and stadium seating. On Sept. 4, Northern Development announced $336,000 toward the first phase of the development at Nechako Valley Secondary School. "It will be able to host …

September 09,2008 | Read More »