Enterprise Saint John knows how to make valuable connections between our technology, people and strategic location to drive ideas, investments and Industry opportunities.
Our vision is to become Canada’s Most Connected Community. Our technology, our people and strategic location will help bring industry, ideas and investments together to drive economic prosperity.
Enterprise Saint John is the community’s regional economic development agency. Through a number of programs and initiatives, we work to grow the region from the inside out, while also attracting new companies and talent to the community.
Because the majority of a region’s economic growth comes from within, we focus most of our resources on developing aspiring entrepreneurs and start-ups through programs like Emerging Entrepreneurs, Vennture Garage and the SEED loan programs. We help existing businesses grow through the Catalyst Program which focuses on workforce attraction and development, and working to connect our major industrial players with the ideas and talent they need to improve their businesses. We also facilitate research in our key sectors of Energy and industrial Big Data to provide information to companies looking to relocate and develop.
At the heart of everything we do is the idea of cross-sector collaboration, an evolution of the True Growth model implemented in 2013. Working at the centre of a cross-sector model of industrial collaboration, we connect companies, particularly major industrial players, with the investments, ideas, talent, and facilitators needed to solve challenges affecting their business growth.