December 11

Business In Vancouver Profiles Northern Development’s Business Incentives

Business in Vancouver December 9-15, 2008; issue 998 visit Business in Vancouver online New Regional Trust Offering Incentives to Lure Companies to Province’s North Capital and training costs rebated by up to $10,000 per job created Metro Vancouver businesses should consider the competitive and financial advantages on offer in central and northern B.C. during tough economic times, according to the head of Northern Development Initiative Trust. The independent regional economic development corporation’s new $30 million Northern BC Business Advantage program …

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December 10

Northern Development Rebate Spurs New Job Creation by Del-Tech Manufacturing

(Northern Development) has approved rebates which supports over $23.7 million in capital investment and training by expanding manufacturing businesses that are creating up to 306 new jobs in central and northern BC over the next two years. Northern Development is pleased to announce that Del-Tech Manufacturing Inc., a member of The BID Group, has been approved under Northern Development’s Capital Investment and Training Rebate Program. Keith Spencer and Ben Crooks of Del-Tech Manufacturing are joined by a number of their …

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December 10

Prince George To Host Northern Economic Summit

On January 22-23, 2009, join Premier Gordon Campbell in Prince George as he brings together business, community and government leaders to highlight the choices, challenges and potential opportunities of the North, reinforcing its critical importance to all of British Columbia. This interactive summit, featuring prominent national and international speakers and BC cabinet ministers, will explore the options and opportunities related to a wide range of issues, including the state of the global economy, job-creating green technoloies, transportation, productivity and labour …

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December 05

Provincial Biofuel $10 Million Grant Fund Deadline Approaching January 7, 2009

The November 28th, 2008 announcement that the Province of BC will invest $10 million to support the production of liquid biofuels with demonstrated low greenhouse gas emissions strongly complements the Northern BC Business Advantage offered by the (Northern Development). Northern Development is an independent regional economic development corporation for central and northern BC that was initiated in 2004 by the provincial government to foster local decision making around economic diversification. About the Call for Applications for Liquid Fuels from Biomass …

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December 02

Northern Development Provides Measurable Economic Benefits to Every Community in Central and Northern Rural British Columbia

Prince George, BC – today announced an update on project investments in central and northern BC and has shared community and business feedback received on a number of successful rural and regional economic development initiatives the organization has directly supported. Established in 2004, Northern Development operates independently from government and is governed by a board of thirteen community and business leaders. This close collaboration of central and northern leadership enables the organization to work proactively and responsively on regional development …

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November 28

Development Bank Strives to Make Business in the North Thrive

By Jennifer McIntosh – Houston Today Published: November 26, 2008 5:00 am View article on the Houston Today website Wendy Rockafellow, consultant manager for the Business Development Bank of Canada, said the (Northern Development) is a great opportunity for businesses in manufacturing at a Chamber Luncheon in Houston on Wednesday. Since its inception, 18 projects have been completed under Northern Development’s Competitiveness Consulting Rebate, with three under way in Smithers and five in Prince George. “They pay up to 50 …

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Holly Plato
Director, Communications and Marketing
Northern Development Initiative Trust