On the face of it, the Province of Ontario and the State of Nevada would seem to have little in common: Nevada with its arid desert valleys; Northern Ontario, in the Canadian Shield landform region, containing the majority of Ontario’s 250,000 freshwater lakes. Yet although roughly 3,000 km apart, Northern Ontario and Nevada are the closest of neighbours below the surface, united by mining and the efforts of MineConnect.
Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority (NNRDA)
New Growth as Diversified Industry Stakes Their Claim in the Mining State
Recognized worldwide for the mining of minerals like gold, silver, lithium, vanadium, and molybdenum, Nevada’s economy is also supported by other industries including agriculture, ranching, tourism, and gaming. But now, Executive Director of the Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority (NNRDA) Sheldon Mudd is looking to diversify beyond these sectors as the area looks to the future.
BME Mining Canada
Safer, Greener, Better – The Practice of Progressive Mining
Embarking on an explosive journey of innovation and growth, BME Mining Canada, a dynamic collaboration between Sudbury’s leading drilling and blasting contractor, Consbec, and South African explosive manufacturing expert, BME, unveils its cutting-edge production and service hub in Nairn Centre, Ontario. This grand inauguration not only signifies a major leap forward for the company but also sets the stage for an unparalleled global expansion in the realm of bulk emulsions, packaged explosives, and groundbreaking initiating systems.
Leaders in Environmental Innovation
Mining practices and safety standards have come a long way, and while companies have adopted environmental and social guidelines (ESG) to mitigate serious risks to people and the environment, there is still work to be done to achieve the level of progress so sorely needed in the industry. That’s where A&M Remediation comes in.
Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA) Network
Bringing Canadian Mining Solutions to a Global Market
When it comes to the future of mining, Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA) Network Director Chamirai Nyabeze says that the industry has become closely tied to the future of the planet itself. This is being driven by multiple factors including the transition toward green energy in mining, a global desire for a low-carbon economy, and ongoing demand for the minerals and metals that make the conveniences of modern life possible. Nyabeze emphasized mining’s role in addressing climate change and climate goals at the recent COP2 event held in Dubai.
Hydraulic Valve Manufacturer Broadens Its Focus
HAWE Hydraulik has gone electric, so to speak. Headquartered near Munich, Germany, with subsidiaries around the world including in North America, the company designs and manufactures hydraulic valves and pumps. There is a growing emphasis on electrification services and control solutions, however.
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Atlantic Momentum Hits Home
The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency is entering its third decade of operations as the foremost organization dedicated to supporting both businesses and owners in the Atlantic provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador). ACOA rang in a new year alongside a remarkable new development for its home base. In March 2023, and with the endorsement of 17 former premiers and deputy premiers of the Atlantic provinces, the PPF (Public Policy Forum) commissioned a report titled the Atlantic Canada Momentum Index. In short, this report gives credence to an ongoing theory that, currently, Atlantic Canada is seeing a considerable upswing in key areas—at times, more so than any other part of the country.
Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
Welcome to the Heart of Labrador
If you’re looking for a community where business and investment opportunities abound; where salaries are above average; where families enjoy all the amenities associated with urban living, but also outdoor life in pristine surroundings; where post-secondary education thrives; and where everyone is welcome, the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador ticks all the boxes.
Prince Edward Island
Small and Mighty
From bike lanes to new roads to promoting alternative ways of getting around, Prince Edward Island (PEI) is committed to actively investing in all forms of transportation.
Coach Atlantic – Maritime Bus – T3 Transit
A Bus Company With A Purpose
This Maritime-based bus company is composed of three businesses committed to moving people daily: Coach Atlantic, which operates motorcoaches for group charters; Maritime Bus, which is concerned with daily scheduled bus line runs across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island; and T3 Transit, moving passengers in the municipal and rural communities of PEI.
Tourism Industry Association of Prince Edward Island
Celebrating Canada’s Holiday Island
Corryn Clemence, CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of PEI (TIAPEI), arrived in Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province, for a two-week visit in 1997, the year the Confederation Bridge opened. She was so enchanted by the island that her two-week stay extended to two months.
Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick
Opportunities Abound for Provincial Tourism
The Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (TIANB) is the premier organization for the assistance and benefit of both tourism and hospitality in its eponymous home province. The association is now celebrating its 40th anniversary, having gotten its start in September 1983 under its original name, Hospitality New Brunswick Inc. Before that, only a couple of local hoteliers and restaurateurs were registered on the patent, but the association was eventually incorporated under its current name in 1991, both to bring it up to speed with more modern organizations and to operate under a broader umbrella.
Halifax International Airport Authority
Halifax Stanfield: A Beacon of Success in Atlantic Canada
Halifax Stanfield International Airport (Halifax Stanfield), Atlantic Canada’s largest airport, served 3.1 million passengers and processed 37,000 metric tonnes of cargo last year, generating an annual economic impact of $3.4 billion for the regional economy.
Tourism HR Canada
Building a Better Workforce Through Better Research
Committed to creating a workforce for the tourism industry that’s among the best in the world, Tourism HR Canada celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Supporting Sustainability for Smaller Businesses
When Angela Nagy was 18, she was hired to coordinate grants to build an interpretive greenway trail along Mission Creek in Kelowna, British Columbia, about four and a half hours northeast of Vancouver. The aim was to protect the ecosystem of the creek and support community learning about native species, history, and conservation.
The Tourism Industry Association of Canada
Coming Back Strong
Almost a century after its founding, the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (L’Association de l’industrie touristique du Canada)—better known as TIAC/AITC—remains dedicated to its vision and mission: leading Canada’s tourism industry to be the most competitive in the world; serving as the voice of the nation’s tourism industry; and “improving its global competitiveness as an international destination through leadership and advocacy.”
Atlantic Tours & Travel
Bringing the World to Atlantic Canada
Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Atlantic Tours & Travel has been offering worry-free travel experiences since 1968 to tourists from as far away as Australia and all points in between…
High-Quality Catering and a Family Atmosphere
Scanway of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada was originally primarily a bakery, especially known for its cakes, before evolving into a full catering outfit. Today, the Scanway brand is recognizable across the company’s home province thanks to its quality.
Dickinson Area EDA
A Tourist Treasure
In 2021, Business in Focus reported on the economic opportunities that abound in the Dickinson area, a micropolitan region in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This month, we sat down with community leaders within the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance (DAEDA) to learn about the region’s thriving tourism industry.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Renewing the Past and Embracing the New
The biggest Atlantic hurricane on record by diameter, Hurricane Sandy struck New Jersey’s Atlantic City in late October 2012 with winds of up to 91 miles per hour. By the time it was over, lives had been lost, homes and businesses destroyed, and Atlantic City’s legendary boardwalk, with its roots going back to 1870, was ruined.
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