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Atlantic Canada Marketing and Export Centre aims to boost New Brunswick exports

Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska, NB – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency - Based in northern New Brunswick, the Atlantic Canada Marketing and Export Centre (AMEC) understands the importance international business development plays in New Brunswick’s economy. With the help of the Government of Canada, AMEC plans to connect, showcase and develop the province’s business culture to increase the region’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.
 
A first for Canada, AMEC is opening a virtual centre that will support the marketing efforts of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in New Brunswick. The Government of Canada is providing a non-repayable contribution of $147,000 for the project through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), to help the not-for-profit organization conduct a feasibility study and a detailed business plan to support increased exports.
 
Rémi Massé, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA made the announcement today. René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, also took part in the announcement.
 
The Government of Canada is helping small and medium-sized businesses to start-up, expand or modernize and supporting not-for-profit organizations to fuel business growth. Exports and foreign investment in the region help create more and better paying jobs, and contribute to a higher quality of life for Atlantic Canadians. Support for this project is one way the Government of Canada is working to achieve its Atlantic Growth Strategy outcome of long-term economic prosperity in the region. 
Source : Government of Canada