Investment in New Brunswick: A Look at the Past Year
New Brunswick was named the lowest business cost location in Canada and the U.S. in KPMG’s 2016 Competitive Alternatives study on featured cities. On average, New Brunswick cities have an 18 percent operating cost advantage over the G7 average. That is only part of the reason companies choose New Brunswick — check out our top ten benefits here.
As 2016 comes to a close, we wanted to take a look at some of the top investment-related stories featured on the Opportunities NB (ONB) blog this calendar year.
ONB Case Study – RevJet Invests in New Brunswick
RevJet, a Silicon Valley technology company, opened a research and development office in Saint John, bringing highly-skilled software development jobs to the city, as well as 20 skilled workers and their families from the Ukraine.
In our free case study, learn how ONB successfully coordinated with multiple partners in the private, public, and non-profit sectors to help RevJet management establish their new Saint John office.
Investment in New Brunswick – Stories from Across the Province
ONB had the pleasure this year to speak with several companies investing in New Brunswick. Below are five notable examples from the past 12 months.
In March, IBM announced it was expanding its New Brunswick footprint by growing its IBM Security Division and IT Services Centre. Leading up to that exciting news, we had an opportunity to chat with IBM Canada President Dino Trevisani to see why New Brunswick is a key part of the company’s future plans.
WestJet, Canada’s highest-rated airline for customer service, announced in April it will create more than 400 home-based positions in the province of New Brunswick over the next four years. We spoke to CEO Gregg Saretsky to discuss his company’s interest in New Brunswick.
In June, Blue Ocean Contact Centers announced it would expand its Bathurst workforce with a total of 40 new positions. ONB spoke to Michael Estabrooks, Managing Director, to learn more about his company’s commitment to the province.
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®)
In December 2015, GLI announced it had established a global lottery instant ticket testing lab at its Moncton location. This spring, the company increased its New Brunswick investment with the acquisition of Bulletproof Solutions, an IT firm with an expertise in cybersecurity. We spoke to Greg Doucette, Managing Director of QA and Professional Services, to learn more.
United Parcel Service (UPS)
The Atlanta-headquartered UPS has developed a large presence in New Brunswick since 1995, becoming one of the largest private sector employers in the city of Fredericton. We spoke to Tammy Bilodeau, Director of Customs Brokerage, to learn more.
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