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2022 | Atlantic Canada | December 202235 Years of Supporting Atlantic Canadian BusinessAtlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

2022 | Atlantic Canada | December 2022

35 Years of Supporting Atlantic Canadian Business

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

The Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is dedicated to supporting small- to medium-sized businesses and business owners throughout the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador. For over three decades, ACOA has been implementing programs to support the creation and development of Atlantic Canadian, entrepreneur-led businesses and initiatives.

2022 | Atlantic Canada | December 2022Welcoming Back Cruise Ships With Open ArmsAtlantic Canada Cruise Association (ACCA)

2022 | Atlantic Canada | December 2022

Welcoming Back Cruise Ships With Open Arms

Atlantic Canada Cruise Association (ACCA)

The Atlantic Canada Cruise Association (ACCA), operating as Cruise Atlantic Canada, facilitates partnerships between several organizations focused on the concerns and well-being of the cruise ship tourism industry in Atlantic Canada. The association was established in the late 1990s as a destination marketing organization specifically designed for the cruise ship side of the local tourism sector.

2022 | Atlantic Canada | December 2022Island Destination: Corner Brook Beckons with Beauty, Culture, and EventsCity of Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

2022 | Atlantic Canada | December 2022

Island Destination: Corner Brook Beckons with Beauty, Culture, and Events

City of Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

Located on the west coast of Newfoundland, Canada, the City of Corner Brook, with its thriving arts and cultural scene, natural attractions, and burgeoning cruise line industry, is poised to become a provincial leader in tourism. Boasting the province’s second-largest population behind St. John’s, this most northern city in Atlantic Canada offers year-round events and outdoor activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

2022 | Atlantic Canada | December 2022Building Relationships with Clients and Workers AlikeGil-Son Construction

2022 | Atlantic Canada | December 2022

Building Relationships with Clients and Workers Alike

Gil-Son Construction

Electrical and mechanical contractor Gil-Son Construction of Halifax, Nova Scotia began operations in 1986 as a small general contractor specializing in interior fit-ups. Its original owners exited the company in 2012, with a set of new owners wanting to continue operations. The current Owner and President Daniel Hiltz took part ownership in the company in 2014, and aimed to change the direction of Gil-Son’s trajectory.

2022 | December 2022 | Workforce & Economic DevelopmentA Hidden GemCity of La Porte, Texas

2022 | December 2022 | Workforce & Economic Development

A Hidden Gem

City of La Porte, Texas

The City of La Porte is a hidden treasure nestled along Galveston Bay. The slower pace of life in this friendly, tight-knit community feels light years away from nearby Houston. “You truly don’t realize you’re fifteen miles from downtown Houston, the fourth largest city in the nation,” says Assistant City Manager Matt Daeumer. “We’re a gem on Galveston Bay that people don’t know about. And we like it that way because it’s a quiet and comfortable place to live.”

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