Opportunities NB Blog

  • New Hampshire’s Appcast Chooses New Brunswick for Growth

    [This post originally appeared in November 2017. It is being republished today timed with an announcement by ONB and Appcast that will see the latter create 70 new full-time positions in New Brunswick over four years of operation.] New Hampshire-based Appcast is among the latest U.S. technology companies to establish operations in the province of

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  • Why Amazon HQ2 Isn’t a Fit for New Brunswick

    Since April 2015, Opportunities NB (ONB) has worked to bring world-class companies to this province, and we continue to focus our efforts on strategic opportunities that align with the unique strengths of New Brunswick. Investment attraction is hard work. With over 12,000 economic development groups across North America, competing for the attention of top businesses

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  • Why New Exporter Trade Missions are Important for New Brunswick Businesses

    In my position at ONB as an international trade expert, I am privileged to work with New Brunswick’s many great entrepreneurs every day. Most startups I collaborate with are born global companies. They have a natural inclination to seek foreign markets in order to better grow their bottom line. Top-of-mind for most businesses is finding that

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  • CETA: What New Brunswick Companies Need to Know

    Opportunities NB (ONB), in partnership with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Global Affairs Canada is pleased to host the European Union Export Business Forum on January 30 at Moncton’s Delta Beausejour. The forum, CETA: Expanding Your Business Horizons, will feature presentations on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and market

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  • Why New Brunswick is Being Recognized for Its Approach to the Cannabis Sector

    In November, the Province of New Brunswick was named the ‘Most Progressive Public Office’ in Canada as part of Lift’s 2017 Canadian Cannabis Awards. Opportunities NB (ONB) is excited to see the province recognized as a national leader in this rapidly-growing industry. Our team has made cannabis a priority sector for economic growth, actively aligning our

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  • New Brunswick’s Prelam Enterprises Talks Export Success in China

    In December 2016, we spoke to entrepreneur Luc Jalbert about the success of his Moncton-based company Prelam Enterprises and its Just’a Drop and Just’a Spray bathroom products. At that time, Jalbert had recently returned from a New Brunswick government-led trade mission to China. Since then, the company has pivoted with regards to their China strategy

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  • What New Brunswick Companies Should Know About New England’s Building Sector

    Opportunities NB’s (ONB) Export Development Team works to facilitate New Brunswick companies’ growth and market diversification efforts, both within Canada and internationally. ONB offers a variety of services to New Brunswick exporters of any size, including facilitation of export mentoring relationships and identification of market leads through trade missions and events. One such event is

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  • Hinduja Global Solutions Launches Work-at-Home Program in New Brunswick

    Home-based work has been identified by the New Brunswick government’s Economic Growth Plan as a key opportunity for job creation. Many companies are building distributed workforces and Opportunities NB (ONB), via its Workforce Strategy Team, is working hard to match New Brunswickers interested in that type of work with employers seeking talent. India’s Hinduja Global Solutions

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  • New Brunswick’s Iconic Hartt Shoe Company Makes its Return

    Last month, ONB and its partners at Ignite Fredericton and the Pond-Deshpande Centre brought 12 New Brunswick companies to Boston and Portland as part of our New Exporters Mission. The three-day event gave New Brunswick businesses an opportunity to learn about entry into the New England market, participate in programming from Canadian Entrepreneurs in New

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