LATEST NEWS

August 01

Listen to Northern Development’s CEO be interviewed about the boom times in northern B.C.

Victoria, B.C.’s CFAX 1070am interviewed Northern Development Initiative Trust CEO Janine North July 31 about the wave of investment planned for northern B.C.

With more than $60 billion in capital investment headed for the province’s largest geographic region, find out why more and more British Columbians are looking north where the cost of living is lower and jobs are aplenty.

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July 26

Boot camp to help northern BC businesses bloom amid the coming wave of investment

Northern Development’s contractor-supplier boot camp will help businesses ready themselves and their workers to take on a major wave of capital investment across the north. Northern BC is expected to enjoy more than $60 billion in capital investment in the coming years, but small and medium-sized contractors and suppliers might not yet have the tools they need to cash in on the tidal wave of capital that will hit the region. Last month, Northern Development Initiative Trust delivered its first contractor-supplier …

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May 01

Communities Showcase Economic Development Initiatives Online in Partnership with Northern Development

PRINCE GEORGE – Hundreds of businesses, non-profits, First Nations, and local governments in central and northern British Columbia are showcasing business expansion and economic development projects in their communities in partnership with Northern Development Initiative Trust via the launch of the ‘Building A Stronger North’ web portal.  Over $1 billion in new investment in the region is creating more than 5,000 jobs across forty communities. “We are excited to launch this website that will enable businesses, non-profits, First Nations, and …

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March 08

Northern Development Partners With The BC Aboriginal Mine Training Association In Five Year Funding Agreement

“A Huge Step Forward” – New Funding Agreement For First Nations Skills Training Begins Prince George, BC – The British Columbia Aboriginal Mine Training Association(BC AMTA) is pleased to announce a new funding agreement has been reached with Northern Development Initiative Trust. The agreement begins today and provides for a five year funding formula. “This agreement will contribute to long term sustainability for our programming,” said David Watkins, Chair, Board of Directors, BC AMTA. “It is proof that BC AMTA’s results …

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November 14

Northern Entrepreneurs Praise First Innovation Bootcamps

Innovation is alive and thriving in northern BC as evidenced by the turn out at the first-time Northern Innovation Bootcamps. Over sixty participants attended a one-day workshop session held in the communities of Fort St. John, Prince George and Terrace from November 1st to 3rd, 2011. The session was designed for entrepreneurs with a great idea who need to know the resources and support available to take their idea from concept to commercialization. Northern Development Initiative Trust (Northern Development), in …

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October 04

Northwest BC Communities Invite New Investment with the Launch of “Invest Northwest BC”

NORTHWEST BRITISH COLUMBIA – The communities of northwest British Columbia are combining their efforts to spur development and attract new investment with the launch of ‘Invest Northwest BC’ – www.investnorthwestbc.ca. ‘Invest Northwest BC’ provides detailed information on over $15 billion dollars of major projects and investment opportunities planned in the region. Northwest British Columbia has a wealth of under-developed forest, mineral, and coastal resources with numerous large-scale projects underway and planned within the coming decade. Every northwest community, recognizing the …

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MEDIA CONTACT

Holly Plato
Director, Communications and Marketing
Northern Development Initiative Trust
hollyp@northerndevelopment.bc.ca