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  • The Award-Winning Entrepreneurial Spirit of New Brunswick: Fils Du Roy

    [Note: This post originally appeared in December 2015.] Sébastien Roy is a lover of both spirits and the province of New Brunswick. Four years ago, Roy combined those passions to create Distillerie Fils Du Roy, a small distillery based in Petit-Paquetville in the northern part of New Brunswick. With a slew of impressive award wins

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  • Meet Canada’s Most Prominent Translation Services Provider

    New Brunswick’s CLS Lexi-tech is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lionbridge Technologies, the world’s largest localization solutions provider. Originally incorporated as Lexi-tech International in 1988, it has since become North America’s most prominent translation and linguistic services provider serving clients in multiple sectors across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Upon its founding in Moncton, the company’s

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  • Why New Brunswick is the Choice for Business Services

    The business services industry had its beginnings in New Brunswick more than 25 years ago when an available, skilled and bilingual workforce was leveraged by the provincial government to attract global companies such as IBM, Xerox, ExxonMobil, Purolator, and the Royal Bank of Canada. Opportunities NB (ONB) would like to highlight the competitive advantages of establishing a

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  • Smart Grid Innovation Network Presents: Smart Energy Communities

    The Province of New Brunswick has laid a foundation for leadership in the smart grid space with the founding of the Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN) in early 2016. The SGIN, a collaboration between Siemens Canada, NB Power, and the University of New Brunswick (UNB), presents its first Energy Innovations Forum on April 4th and

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  • Smart Grid Innovation Network Welcomes the Coming Energy Revolution

    In 2012, Siemens Canada partnered with NB Power to develop a comprehensive smart grid vision for the province of New Brunswick. The following year it invested in smart grid research projects at the University of New Brunswick (UNB). In 2016, the three organizations combined their efforts to create the Smart Grid Innovation Network (SGIN), solidifying

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  • 10 Reasons to Do Business in New Brunswick

    Many of the world’s most successful companies have discovered New Brunswick. Looking to grow, expand or locate your business? In New Brunswick, your growth is our business. ONB’s team of professionals will guide you through the steps. Here are 10 reasons for you and your company to do business in New Brunswick. 1. Low Cost of Doing

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  • New Brunswick Startup TotalPave Makes Waves in India

    New Brunswick’s TotalPave allows paving engineers to collect standard road condition data using smartphones, shedding themselves of the need for expensive high-speed data collection vehicles. Engineers can then use this data to make better paving decisions, resulting in better conditioned roads at lower costs. CEO and Co-Founder Coady Cameron recently returned home from India where he

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  • New Brunswick Startup Improves Public Safety with Artificial Intelligence

    EhEye (pronounced AI) is a New Brunswick-based startup improving public safety and security via the use of artificially intelligent video analytics. The company’s innovative software can automatically detect and extract objects, people, activities, and behaviours of interest from streaming video. CEO James Stewart recently returned from India where he participated in a federally-organized trade mission. An

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  • Thoughts From the Best Employer in Canada’s Telecommunications Sector

    Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc. is one of Canada’s leading broadband service providers. With over 800 employees (over 500 of whom live and work in New Brunswick) and over 300,000 subscribers coast-to-coast, the company continues to see incredible growth both inside and outside of the province. For over a decade, Xplornet has provided innovative broadband

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