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Industry, Trade and Rural Development - 2003
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January

January 9
Funding announced for secondary wood products manufacturing - Version française

January 10
Ministers comment on xwave job reductions

January 15
Gander software development company receives marketing assistance

January 17
Minister comments on optimism revealed in small business survey
Kitchen Kuisine tastes success in the Big Apple
Version française

January 21
Marketing support provided to Internet-based naval architect company

January 22
Newfoundland and Labrador companies invited to explore market opportunities in Washington, D.C.  Version française

January 24
Ministers comment on Aliant's plan to pursue possible sale of Xwave

February

February 1
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians win awards at Atlantic Craft Trade Show

February 14
Ministers provide an update on xwave’s remediation plan

March

March 4
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters - Industrial and production skills gap emerging: CME report

March 6
Government reaches agreement with xwave on remediation plan

March 10
Minister announces Agency of Record contract

March 27
Creating a stronger climate for investment, innovation and job growth in Newfoundland and Labrador
Government strengthening small business climate in the province
Industrial Research and Innovation Fund announced

Investments in regional economic development

April

April 2
Newfoundland and Labrador companies take international stage - Version française

April 3 
NOTE TO EDITORS - 11th Annual Provincial Wholesale Craft Show, St. John’s, April 6-7

April 4
Getting the Message Out program becomes model for PEI

April 7
Ministerial Statement - Small Business Advisory Council holds first meeting

April 8
St. John’s company receives assistance to market "red-eye" reduction software
Newfoundland and Labrador artists will attend Atlantic Scene at National Arts Centre
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to address Board of Trade, St. John’s, April 9

April 10
Minister to bring greetings at Memorial University 19th Annual Partners Dinner, St. John's, April 10
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to tour Rutter Technologies Inc., St. John’s, April 11

April 11
Minister announces EDGE status for Rutter Technologies Inc.
11th Annual Provincial Wholesale Craft Show a success

April 14
Marine industrial manufacturing company receives funding for expansion

April 15
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister attends inaugural meeting of ministers responsible for rural development

April 16
New adventure tourism investment in Codroy Valley
Minister comments on inaugural meeting of rural development ministers
$2 Million in government funding for new wharf and breakwater at Rocky Harbour
$1.6 Million for wharf improvements in New Ferolle

April 23
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister and MHA to attend official opening of Bell Island company, April 24

April 24
Minister announces investment in Bell Island company

April 29
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to attend opening of Genesis Biolabs, St. John's, April 30

May

May 2
Minister announces call for nominations for export awards
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to address Rural Development Council Annual Conference, Clarenville, May 3

May 5
Atlantic Canada prepares for 2003 European seafood show - Version française

May 6
What is the opposition’s position on small business development?

May 14
Minister announces export seminars across province

May 15
Funding announced for Rocky Harbour business

May 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Economic Development Association, Clarenville, May 25
Minister announces funding for new manufacturer of compact campers
NOTE TO EDITORS: Official launch of Export Development Days, St. John’s, May 26

May 26
Export Development Days launched in St. John's

May 27
Ministers announce call for venture capital proposals
Minister announces details on RuralEXPO 2003

May 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: 19th annual Export Awards, St. John’s, May 29
New industry opens in Grand Bank

May 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to bring greetings at 2003 Pan Canadian Conference, St. John’s, May 30
2003 Newfoundland and Labrador Exporter of the Year announced

June

June 2
Funding announced for Port au Port business

June 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend ribbon cutting ceremony at Optipress Inc., St. John's, June 4

June 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to participate in official opening of Rocky River Project, Colinet, June 5

June 19
Minister comments on Aliant's decision to retain xwave

June 20
Atlantic Canada biotechnology sector takes international stage - Version française

June 25
Minister announces funding for Cathexis Innovations Inc.

June 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, June 27, Gander

June 27
Government makes further investment in Gander to grow the aerospace industry

June 30
EDGE status awarded to Gander aerospace company

July

July 2
Nominations sought for province's 3rd annual Community Economic Development Awards

July 8
Coast of Bays Corporation to create Arts and Exploration Centre

July 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to tour two small businesses, July 10

July 10
Investment announced for Chapel Arm woodcraft business
Secondary wood processing facility receives boost

July 11
Expressions of interest requested for upcoming New England trade mission

July 18
Rising Tide and Rebel Island Theatres receive funding support

July 24
NLTA pilots web-based IT training for rural teachers - Version française
Government contract with xwave protects jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador

July 31
27th Annual Folk Festival supported by both levels of government

August

August 1
Continued success achieved through Ireland Newfoundland Partnership

August 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to tour two small businesses, August 14, Portugal Cove and Blaketown

August 14
Portugal Cove small business receives marketing assistance
Blaketown manufacturer receives funding through Seed Capital Equity Program

August 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to tour small businesses in Bonavista and Port Rexton

August 22
Bonavista clothing manufacturer receives new investment to expand
Small business in Port Rexton receives equity funding to assist with expansion

September

September 3
Delegation to attend international aerospace exhibition in Halifax

September 4
Funding will help Newfoundland Historic Trust open doors to heritage attractions

September 12
Finalists announced for 2003 Community Economic Development Awards

September 15
Bell Island manufacturing company receives EDGE status
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to present award at NLOWE 2003 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, September 15

September 16
Local companies take flight at Nova Scotia International Air Show

September 23
RuralEXPO 2003 poised for success

September 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Media asked to register for RuralEXPO 2003, Gander, September 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: RuralEXPO 2003 Music Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Songwriter’s Circle, Gander, September 25
Province opposed to new HRDC position on economic development

September 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier and minister to participate in RuralEXPO 2003 events, Gander, September 26
Red Tape Reduction Task Force established

September 26
RuralEXPO 2003 officially launched
NOTE TO EDITORS –Seamus O’Regan to address delegates, Gander, September 27
Youth put cabinet ministers on hot seat at RuralEXPO 2003
Third annual Community Economic Development Awards presented

September 29
RuralEXPO 2003 hits the mark in Gander
St. John’s among best cities to do business

October

October 1
Companies heading to Boston to participate in New England trade mission

November

November 25
Lotek Wireless Inc. of St. John’s receives second Canada Export Award
Funding announced for ECMA 2004 International Program - Version française

November 27
Local companies to participate in international marine trade and exhibition show

December 

December 4
Atlantic Canadian food exporters participate in Americas Food & Beverage Show and Conference - Version française


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