The Downtown Stephenville Business Improvement Association Corporation is committed to developing the downtown Stephenville core to become an iconic community hub for local residents and tourists. To that end, it is re-developing an existing lot on Main Street to create a new outdoor event centre and market. The multi-use public plaza will feature a covered stage venue, benches, market buildings, street lamps and a stone walking surface. It will be used for theatre performances, summer outdoor movies, tourist information, short term retail activity and other special events.
Giving entrepreneurs access to reliable resources and the expertise they need to develop their skills enables them to create new small businesses and jobs for Atlantic Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada is supporting the Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre (AEC) to continue its work delivering essential advisory, training, innovation and incubation programming to hundreds of seasoned and first-time entrepreneurs.
Investments in Atlantic Canada’s businesses and communities help create good-paying jobs for the middle class and open opportunities for growth and diversity. Improvements to tourism and transportation infrastructure in small, rural and remote communities like Nain spark increased growth and development, generating opportunities for economic success in the region.
Tourism is an inclusive sector that showcases Canada’s culture, diversity, natural beauty and unique experiences to the world. It delivers economic benefits across the country by supporting one in ten jobs. That is why the Government of Canada is investing in the tourism sector’s businesses and assets.
Supporting business development and innovation at post-secondary institutions helps foster entrepreneurship, creates more competitive businesses and builds a stronger economy. To that end, the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship (MCE) is providing guidance, resources and mentorship to help more Memorial University students establish successful businesses.
The Town of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove is seeing phenomenal growth at its tourism attractions and operations. To help ensure visitors have a safe, enjoyable and more accessible experience, the Town is creating additional parking and installing new signage. An area on Skinner’s Hill will be excavated, levelled and fenced to accommodate approximately 24 vehicles, with new signage to direct visitors to the parking facilities.
Connecting skilled university and college researchers with the business resources of private sector entrepreneurs drives collaboration and helps strengthen the Atlantic Canada economy by turning local innovation into local commercial successes. This leads to new business opportunities and well-paying jobs for the middle class.