In this issue

Gear heads Cariboo Bound

Downtown Revitalization program helps spur development in Prince George

Haida Gwaii launches business procurement database

Haida Gwaii launches a business procurement database encouraging small business owners on the islands to sign up and connect with major contractors

Regional investment portals win wide acclaim

BC's Northwest, North Central, Northeast and Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast regions are being marketed like never before thanks to four regional investment portals that have won wide acclaim

Showcasing a world of opportunity

Kitimat back on its feet with billions in investment

Kitimat is back on its feet with billions of dollars in investment due to major energy, transportation and mining projects

Northern Development at a glance


$111

The millions of dollars in funding the Trust committed to 1,068 projects since its inception

5,154

The number of jobs that have been created

1,890

The number of funding partners the Trust has teamed up with to attract more than $1 billion in new funding to the region

73%

The percentage of investments in communities with less than 5,000 people

$200

The millions invested in new capital and training by supported companies

$39.8

The millions of dollars community grant writers have been approved for in funding since 2010

Kitimat back on its feet with billions in investment

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All eyes are turned toward Kitimat these days as the small, ocean-side city prepares itself for billions of dollars in new investment activity.

Just a few years ago, Kitimat, which is home to more than 8,000 residents, hit hard times when its pulp mill and methanol production plant shut down – eliminating hundreds of jobs.

But in the last year, the District of Kitimat has gone from gloom to boom amid a $3.3 billion modernization of its long-standing Rio Tinto Alcan aluminum smelter.

The coastal community, which sits at the head of the massive Douglas Channel, is also being considered a site for several multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals, which would generate thousands of more jobs.

The city is fielding dozens of visits from foreign investment interests these days thanks to its access to B.C. products and proximity to Asian markets via the Pacific Ocean.

To learn more about this bustling B.C. city, check out Northern Development’s website.