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NEWS RELEASE · 1st May 2012
NDI Trust
Communities Showcase Economic Development Initiatives Online in Partnership with Northern Development

Hundreds of businesses, non-profits, First Nations, and local governments in central and northern British Columbia are showcasing business expansion and economic development projects in their communities in partnership with Northern Development Initiative Trust via the launch of the 'A Stronger North' web portal. Over $1 billion in new investment in the region is creating more than 5,000 jobs across forty communities.

"We are excited to launch this website that will enable businesses, non-profits, First Nations, and local governments throughout British Columbia to connect with each other to build a stronger north," stated Evan Saugstad, Chair of Northern Development Initiative Trust.

Northern Development's new 'Building A Stronger North' website at www.northerndevelopment.bc.ca invites British Columbians to interact and learn about exciting communities - take a virtual tour of the Haida Heritage Centre, hear from the people that spearheaded the Northwest Powerline Coalition, see many of the great rodeos that are held every summer in the north, learn about airport and port expansions, and directly connect with the people behind each project.

There are hundreds of stories being told online that showcase how central and northern BC communities are working to develop the sectors that are crucial to the province's economy: mining and mineral exploration, forestry and bioenergy, tourism, transportation, small business, mountain pine beetle economic recovery, and more. Click here and use our search function to discover more.