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Innovation District key to building on our strengths

Building on Saint John’s strengths in energy, health, logistics and advanced manufacturing and spearheaded by EdgSJ, an impressive group of industry stakeholders have come together to launch the SAINT JOHN INNOVATION DISTRICT concept. The initiative already has two feathers in its cap… 1. the establishment of the UNBsj MBA program uptown and 2. the creation of BLOCK ONE, a start-up incubator which is now co-located with the MBA program. These two wins are just the beginning.

In the midst of a global pandemic, Atlantic Canada has been touted as a “safe” and affordable place to live. Digital nomads and new remote workers are no longer tied to the big urban centres. We are hearing more and more stories of people considering a move to Atlantic Canada. Those people may be asking what Saint John has to offer them. This 4 minute video showcases the spirit that Greater Saint John embodies and shows a path forward for growing “a vibrant, highly productive, more sustainable and inclusive economy that attracts talent from all over the world.”