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Innovation, Trade and Rural Development - 2005
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January 12
AMEC selected to develop provincial innovation strategy

January 13
Minister announces call for nominations for export awards

January 18
Government amends xwave agreement, invests $2.4 million in IT industry
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister announces new venture capital fund for province 

January 19
Province registers labour-sponsored venture capital fund

January 27
Central Newfoundland businesses receive funding for expansion and growth

January 31
NOTE TO EDITORS: News Conference  Subject: Development of a Provincial Innovation


February 1
Provincial government releases discussion paper on innovation strategy

February 2
Red tape reduction initiative proceeding

February 16
Local artist wins at Halifax show

February 18
Supplier development initiative to be held in Corner Brook

February 25
Innovation strategy roundtable sessions begin


March 7
Team Canada Atlantic selects companies to conquer the Windy City  (Version française)

March 8
Provincial government will provide assistance to Stephenville Airport

March 11
Minister to visit Boston to promote provincial ambassador and trade initiatives

March 16
Western businesses receive $435,520 in funding
NOTE TO EDITORS: 20th annual Export Awards, St. John’s, March 17

March 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo opportunity with participants in Team Canada Atlantic mission to Chicago
Avalon businesses receive $193,000 in funding
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to announce details of a Comprehensive Regional Diversification Strategy
ICAN wins 2005 Newfoundland and Labrador Export Award

March 18
Government announces regional diversification strategy

March 21
Economic growth and diversification an investment in our future
Budget 2005 provides more than $9 million for community, regional and sectorial development


April 11
Team Canada Atlantic arrives in Chicago for trade mission  (Version française)

April 12
Team Canada Atlantic wraps up first day in Chicago    (Version française)

April 13
Team Canada Atlantic means business during second day in Chicago    (Version française)

April 14
Team Canada Atlantic mission to Chicago achieves success    (Version française)

April 18
Ministerial Statement - Team Canada Atlantic trade mission to Chicago

April 27
Supplier seminars will show business how to provide goods and services to government

April 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister Dunderdale to attend Aventis Biotech Challenge awards

April 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: Getting the Message Out


May 2
NOTE TO EDITORS: Launch of the Getting the Message Out Classroom Kit postponed

May 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to be guest speaker at NLOWE Entreprenuer of the Year Awards

May 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to give keynote address at luncheon

May 12
Ministerial Statement - Cathexis Innovations Inc

May 13
NOTE TO EDITORS - Getting the Message Out Classroom Kit

May 16
Getting the Message Out Classroom Kit launched today

May 17
Ministerial Statement - Marine Biotechnology Conference, June 7-12

May 19
Ministerial Statement - Supplier Development Seminar, May 26

May 24
Supplier seminars will show businesses how to provide goods and services to government

May 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Made Right Here Exhibition, May 27

May 27
Minister officially opens festival in Ireland

May 31
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Marystown-Burin Area Chamber of Commerce


June 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address International Marine Biotechnology Conference

June 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to announce new business initiative

Premier announces new customer management centre to open in Mount Pearl

June 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to give keynote address at Corner Brook Board of Trade luncheon

June 21
Jobs for Newfoundland and Labrador - Minister discusses TeleTech Holdings Inc. investment

June 28
Team Canada Atlantic set to return to Chicago     (Version française)


August 8
Innovative company receives funding for market expansion

August 15
Official opening in Iceland for model home using local products      (Version française)

August 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: News Conference, August 24 Subject: Aquaculture Industry

August 24
Government supports aquaculture development on Connaigre Peninsula

August 26
Pasadena gets funding for Ski and Nature Park

NOTE TO EDITORS: 29th Annual New England Governors-Eastern Canadian Premiers


September 12
Avalon Clean Gear receives $10,000 to expand market

September 13
IBP supports Spirit of Newfoundland Productions efforts in international competition

September 14
Team Canada Atlantic announces companies returning to the Windy City  (Version française)

September 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo opportunity with participants in Team Canada Atlantic mission to Chicago   (Version française)

Premier announces new Ireland Business Partnerships advisory board

September 16
NL-Irish company to market unique waste water system

September 22
Workshop promotes use of local stone products and teaches home landscaping projects

September 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: News Conference, September 30. Subject: Cooperative development in rural Newfoundland and Labrador

College of the North Atlantic receives funding to develop apparel industry

September 30
New partnership to advance regional cooperative development announced


October 6
Team Canada Atlantic Mission scores high marks      (Version française)

October 14
Team Canada Atlantic targets Florida for spring trade mission    (Version française)

October 17
October 16 - 22 is Small Business Week

October 19
Newfoundland and Labrador companies receive EDGE status

October 21
Ministers discuss Harbour Breton proposal with FFAW, town

October 25
More sessions held to strengthen local supplier community

Premier, Minister to meet with Rural Secretariat regional councils


November 3
Eastern businesses set for expansion

November 8
First meeting of Federal-Provincial Ministers - Responsible for economic development     
(Version française)

November 10
Government to study province’s long-term advanced network needs

November 16
Northern Peninsula companies explore export possibilities in Greenland

November 24
Labrador Preserves lands distribution agreements on Team Canada Atlantic Mission

Elite Beverages lives up to its name on Team Canada Atlantic Mission

November 30
Ministerial Statement - Seabed mapping services


December 8
Ministerial Statement - Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Fund

December 12
Province and Oceans Advance congratulate ICAN on business excellence award

December 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, Stephenville. Subject: Abitibi mill closure

Details of task force on impact of Abitibi closure released

December 20
Call for nominations for export awards

December 22
Towns receive regional diversification funding

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