January 30

Northern Development commits $1.1 million to support business recovery and innovation in Northern B.C.

PRINCE GEORGE – Northern Development today announced its continued support of small businesses in Northern B.C. by committing $1.1 million in grant funding for 2020. The Competitiveness Consulting Rebate (CCR), along with the Northern Industries Innovation Fund (NIIF), are programs that directly support businesses in Central and Northern B.C that implement projects to create measurable economic benefit for the region. Northern Development has committed $600,000 to the CCR program and $500,000 to the NIIF program. Competitiveness Consulting Rebate The Competitiveness …

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January 30

Northern Development releases 2019 State of the North Economic Report

Northern Development CEO, Joel McKay, presents the 2019 State of the North Economic Report at the B.C. Natural Resources Forum Thursday morning in Prince George. Report sheds light on the positive impact of major energy projects in the region, but indicates ongoing challenges in forestry and highlights the transitioning rural economy January 30, 2020 PRINCE GEORGE – The 2019 State of the North Economic Report published today highlights a wealth of new data on Northern B.C.’s key sectors, including regional …

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January 29

Northern Development introduces Business Development Internship program with Community Futures Development Corporations

From back left: Darrin Rigo, internships program manager, Northern Development; Minister Bruce Ralston, minister of energy, mines and petroleum resources; Joel McKay, CEO, Northern Development; and John Farrell, general manager, Community Futures Pacific Northwest. From front left: Kim Martinsen, general manager, Community Futures Nadina and Margo Wagner, chair, Northern Development. January 29, 2020 PRINCE GEORGE – Following in the footsteps of the successful Local Government and First Nations Government internship programs, Northern Development Initiative Trust has established the Business Development …

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January 08

Planned network of 47 Level 2 charging stations receives boost from Northern Development

From left: Derek Baker, director of economic development at Northern Development; Art Kaehn, chair of the RDFFG; Lara Becket, vice-chair of the RDFFG; Joel McKay, CEO of Northern Development; Janice Keyes, senior manager, community energy engagement at the Community Energy Association. January 8, 2020 PRINCE GEORGE – Northern Development Initiative Trust today announced its commitment of $192,000 towards the creation of an electric vehicle (EV) charging station network across central and northern B.C. Branded “Charge North”, this partnership involves 23 …

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Holly Plato
Director, Communications and Marketing
Northern Development Initiative Trust