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Innovation, Trade and Rural Development - 2004
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January 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce

January 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister’s address to the Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce is rescheduled

January 15
Companies achieve success at international marine trade and exhibition show

January 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce

January 26
Feasibility study planned for Stephenville Airport

January 28
Expressions of interest requested for upcoming New England trade mission


February 13
Doing Business in China seminars to be held in St. John’s and Corner Brook

February 18
Atlantic Canadian companies to meet with industry leaders from around the world


March 1
Consultant selected for Stephenville Airport feasibility study

March 2
NOTE TO EDITORS: Doing Business in China seminars to be held in St. John’s and Corner Brook, March 3 and 4.

March 18
Team Canada Atlantic continues to foster relationships in Washington, D.C. Version française

March 26
Funding announced for 2004 Junior Achievement Atlantic Conference
Equity funding for Mount Pearl clothing manufacturer

March 29
Department provides funding for new tourist accommodations on the Northern Peninsula
Port Blandford business to receive equity funding

March 30
Government Announces Support for Economic Growth, Innovation Strategy


April 1
NOTE TO EDITORS: Provincial Craft Show and Marketing Conference cancelled

April 13
Companies capitalize on opportunities during New England trade mission

April 26
Team Canada Atlantic arrives in Washington, D.C. for trade mission

April 27
Team Canada Atlantic meets with industry leaders in Washington, D.C

April 28
Team Canada Atlantic explores opportunities for new business in Washington, D.C

April 29
Team Canada Atlantic mission to Washington hailed a success Version française


May 18
Ministerial Statement - Provincial craft industry


June 15
Funding will assist granite manufacturer to develop new markets
Grand Bank fabrication company seeks higher certification
Thirty-six communities on the Northern Peninsula to receive high-speed Internet service
Twenty communities on southern Avalon Peninsula to receive high-speed Internet services
Province to help fund broadband project in Exploits region

June 16
Province to help fund broadband project in Humber Valley


July 2
Premier Williams to renew province’s partnership with Ireland
Provincial government to help SmartLabrador through transitional period

July 5
Premier Williams exchanges ideas, builds relationships on mission to Ireland

July 7
Province advances ocean technology sector in Ireland

July 8
Premier Williams signs MOU re-affirmation and concludes Ireland tour


August 12
Companies invited to participate in upcoming trade missions

August 16
Provincial Nominee Program applications available

August 17
Province seeks nominations for 4th annual Community Economic Development Awards

August 26
Bakery to modernize and expand in Marystown area


September 7
Delegation to attend international aerospace exhibition in Halifax

September 9
Province and Ireland to partner on technology pilot project


October 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier, minister to hold consultation on Rural Secretariat
Premier Williams and Minister Dunderdale to hold consultation on the Rural Secretariat

October 15
Rural Secretariat dialogue excellent opportunity for government, community to exchange ideas on a vision for rural Newfoundland and Labrador

October 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to speak at Baccalieu Trail 10th anniversary
Chicago is Open for Your Business market information session to be held in St. John’s

October 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to speak at Board of Trade luncheon

October 21
Finalists announced for 2004 Community Economic Development Awards
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister guest speaker at Grand Falls-Windsor Business Awards 

October 22
Province to develop Innovation Strategy for economic development

October 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Industrial Research and Innovation Fund announcement
Avalon recreation forum scheduled for November 9

October 29
Industrial Research and Innovation Fund projects announced


November 1
Provincial government increases support to Ireland Business Partnerships
Premier to meet with Newfoundland and Labrador trade mission to New England
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to announce marine technology development strategy

November 2
Provincial government makes commitment to marine technology sector
Provincial support to encourage investment and growth
in salmonid aquaculture industry

November 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: 4th annual Community Economic Development Awards, Rocky Harbour
NOTE TO EDITORS: Avalon recreation forum - November 9

November 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to speak at NLREDA luncheon

November 8
Annual Community Economic Development awards presented

November 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: Anniversary celebration for Business Service Network
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Irish Loop technology announcement

November 10
Celebrating 10 years of serving the needs of small businesses    (Version française)
Newfoundland and Labrador and Irish companies partner to introduce
new energy efficient technology to North American market

November 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to officially open Christmas craft fair
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to open Marine 2004 at Mile One

November 24
Two Newfoundland and Labrador companies receive EDGE status

November 26
Team Canada Atlantic seeks new business opportunities in Chicago

November 29
Response overwhelming for Miami food and beverage show    (Version française)


December 1
Local marine companies to participate in New Orleans trade show

December 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to announce regional economic development initiatives
Provincial government investing over $1 million in regional economic initiatives

December 10
Three levels of government join to support renovation and construction project at Anna Templeton centre for craft art and design

December 14
NOTE TO EDITORS - News conference, December 15. Subject: Nearshore Atlantic initiative

December 15
Aliant and Government of Newfoundland and Labrador partner on $1.5 million Nearshore Atlantic development initiative

December 16
Venture capital legislation passed

December 21
Labrador companies receive almost $100,000 for business development

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