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Aquaculture Mission Assists Coast of Bays Region
Aquaculture in the Coast of Bays region is a multi-million dollar industry with established markets and exciting investment potential. The region boasts a marine environment that is perfect for farming several species of shellfish and finfish, a strategic geographic location for trade with Iceland, the European Union and the French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, and a fast and efficient channel to inte... Read more

Community Facilitator helps towns reach Economic Action Plan Targets
A community facilitator project undertaken in 2008-2009 has helped communities on the Baie Verte Peninsula evaluate and move forward with an Economic Action Plan for the region. The Emerald Zone Regional Economic Development Board originally hired a community facilitator for the zone in 2002 to visit 16 communities and compile information from them to develop an Economic Action Plan. The project resulted... Read more

Festival of the Sea Bridges the Gap from an Island to an Island
What began as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Republic of Ireland in 1996, has grown to become a hugely successful event connecting two islands through their common culture and heritage.   The Festival of the Sea is an annual Ireland-Newfoundland and Labrador collaborative event, originally linking the southeast counties of Wexford, Wa... Read more

Hyron Assesses Regional Labour Needs
The Hyron Regional Economic Development Corporation, in consultation with community stakeholders, recognized the need to investigate the Labour Market trends and shortages that exist in Labrador West, as well as develop strategies for recruitment and retention. Hyron submitted a proposal and secured funding through the Labour Market Development Agreement for a full-time Labour Market Researcher. This proje... Read more

Kittiwake Coast Encouraged to Buy Local
Farmers on the Kittiwake Coast are seeing the benefits of a Buy Local Campaign launched in 2007 by the Kittiwake Economic Development Corporation. KEDC’s natural resources committee conceived the idea in 2006 to highlight the high quality of vegetables and fruits grown within zone 14. By banding all farmers in the area together, the REDB set out to obtain an inventory of the food products being produc... Read more

Labrador Straits Develops Cruise Industry
The Labrador Straits is leading the development of the cruise industry in rural and small ports in the province. The work they have completed and their efforts in partnership and capacity building in the Labrador Straits region have been highlighted by Destination Labrador as a model for other rural areas of the province. Efforts to develop the region’s cruise industry began when the Town of Red Bay,... Read more

Labrador Studies Scandinavian Wildberry Industry
Labrador boasts an abundance of native wildberries which hold the potential for a lucrative industry. To further investigate this potential, representatives from private business and Regional Economic Development Boards from Southeastern Labrador and the Labrador Straits participated in a 10 day wildberry learning tour of Nordic countries in the fall of 2009. Representatives from private enterprise, The Gr... Read more

Manufacturing Enterprise Advances Economic Development
Grand Bank, a town traditionally known for its fishery, is now home to an innovative manufacturing business with a global presence. Dynamic Air Shelters Limited (DASL) uses hot air balloon technology to manufacture inflatable structures which can be used for a variety of purposes – from small shelters to very large industrial work crew protection units. DASL provides compact, easily deployable, and ... Read more

New Apprenticeship Training for Labrador West
Business and industry leaders, educators and labour leaders are more concerned than ever about the widening gap between the skills workers have and the skills industry needs. To address these concerns, Hyron Regional Economic Development Corporation took a proactive role in partnership with the College of the North Atlantic and industry partners. They designed a project to increase the number of journey-cer... Read more

Schooner Regional Economic Development Board works to create joint council.
Schooner Regional Economic Development Board (SRDC) identified that local municipalities were unaware of each other’s activities and could benefit from a strategic partnership that would strengthen the region. On March 10th, 2011, the SRDC organized the initial steering meeting at the Burin Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Boardroom. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss how a regional entity would ... Read more

The Great Whale Tour: Emerald Zone Tourism Destination
Something big is happening on Newfoundland and Labrador’s Northeast Coast: the chance for visitors to get up close and personal with some giants of the deep – on land! The Great Whale Tour is a network of whale displays throughout the Green Bay/White Bay region, aimed at providing an innovative and informative touring route in the Emerald Zone area. The Great Whale Tour was the brainchild of th... Read more

Three REDBs join forces to build regional capacity
Recognizing the need for regional synergies to compete for business in the oil and gas industry, three regional economic development boards have lent their support to the Eastern Suppliers Development Alliance (ESDA). Schooner Regional Development Corporation, Discovery Regional Development Board and Avalon Gateway Development Board, as well as representatives of the Chambers of Commerce and local business ... Read more

Working together to preserve Arctic Char
  The Save our Char Committee (SOCC) was developed in the fall of 2007 out of concern for the significant decline of arctic char in the Pistolet Bay area. The committee was originally formed in 1982 but had been dormant until committee members observed a large decline in the arctic char stock. Concerned that this small unique population of arctic char could become extinct, they initiated the process o... Read more

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