Executive Council
March 22, 2018

Media Advisory: Premier to Announce Next Areas of Focus for Economic Development

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will launch the next phase of economic development activity by the Cabinet Committee on Jobs for the coming fiscal year at a news conference tomorrow (Friday, March 23). The news conference will take place at 12:00 p.m. at the Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association, located at 2 Conservation Place in Grand Falls-Windsor.

Premier Ball will be joined by the Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills, and Labour; the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources; Graham Letto, Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources; as well as representatives from the business and community sectors.

An embargoed technical briefing will be held for media at 11:15 a.m. in the boardroom of the Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association. Media planning to attend are asked to pre-register via email (jillianhood@gov.nl.ca) or telephone 709-729-4266.

Launched in 2017, the Cabinet Committee on Jobs has partnered with industry associations, business owners, researchers, academics and community groups to create development plans for the provincial aquaculture, agriculture, and technology sectors. Each plan includes ambitious targets for creating new economic activity and jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Cabinet Committee on Jobs is one of a number of economic initiatives included in The Way Forward vision, which outlines the Provincial Government’s plan to improve efficiency, strengthen the economy, and achieve better services and outcomes for residents.

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Media contact
Michelle Cannizzaro
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960
michellecannizzaro@gov.nl.ca

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