There's a tiny little neighborhood in Fredericton that has produced more than their fair share of global successes. How did they do it? What sets it apart from others?
What does your circle of friends have to do with your success? We think the answer is 'a lot'. The same goes for the business community. When you connect with business leaders trying to get to the same place, you are more likely to stay focused on your goals.
Fredericton was founded on a tradition of innovation. Three hundred years ago, we launched Canada's first English language university. Today, our culture of innovation remains a guiding principle in everything we do.
The more we learn about successful cities, the more we know that density and proximity win out over sprawl. That's why our Innovation District is such a big deal. We have the physical proximity needed to spark creative collaboration.
New Brunswick, as a province, has a pretty high unemployment rate. Yet NBJobs.ca lists hundreds of jobs that go unfilled every day. We have a skills gap. And addressing out skills gap is the key to creating a prosperous community of the future.