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The New Brunswick Business Council (NBBC) is throwing its support behind the federal investment in child care and early learning as both an economic necessity, and a building block for a healthy, vibrant and inclusive society.

“Affordable and accessible child care will give thousands of women in New Brunswick the opportunity to participate in the workforce, which is a win for households; a win for the New Brunswick economy; and, a win for employers looking for talent” says Alex LeBlanc, President and CEO of the NBBC. “Finding and attracting labour is the biggest challenge facing New Brunswick employers and we expect this to continue into the future.”

The New Brunswick Business Council (NBBC) is pleased to announce that effective January 11th, 2021, Alex LeBlanc has been appointed as the organization's new President and CEO.

Alex joins the Business Council following more than six years as Executive Director of the New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC), where he developed a deep knowledge of files that are of strategic importance to the Council and developed critical experience leading a dynamic member-based organization.
A self-starter and collaborative leader, Alex has raised the profile of the NBMC, expanded programs and services, and has been instrumental in changing attitudes and growing support for immigration in New Brunswick.

SAINT JOHN, N.B. – New Brunswick Power (NB Power), Moltex Energy, and Advanced Reactor Concepts, the parent company of ARC Nuclear Canada Inc. (ARC Canada), are pleased to announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work collaboratively together to find synergies by establishing a small modular reactor vendor cluster in New Brunswick. The MOU establishes plans to pursue collaboration in areas such as supply chain development activities, shared technology education and trades initiative, and common research and development activities.

Ten economic development, business, and community development organizations from across New Brunswick will present a virtual conference and podcast series designed to reimagine New Brunswick in a post-pandemic world.

Imagine a Better, Stronger New Brunswick...

How Might NBBC & Other N.B. Leaders Help with Provincial Recovery?

NBBC CEO, Adrienne O'Pray, recently listened to Tom Rand, a Canadian climate change expert, author and green entrepreneur, speak at Mount Allison University.

Join us to create an action plan to increase regional economic development in Northern New Brunswick!

The New Brunswick Business Council is pleased to be part of the advisory committee for iHUB Learning Inc., an innovation hub and not-for-profit organization in the province.

As a leader, why do you think there’s value in being a member of NBBC, given its role in building a better New Brunswick?

I get so much out of being a member of the NB Business Council. I’m surrounded by some of the brightest minds in the New Brunswick business community. There are so many local businesses doing great things, especially the family businesses that want to remain in the province—not just sell their company and move on. It’s inspiring to see companies like McCain Foods and Cooke Aquaculture prove that you can be successful here at home.

As a leader, why do you think there’s value in being a member of NBBC, given its role in building a better New Brunswick?

I was lucky enough to be appointed to NBBC by the Wallace McCain Institute. I raised my hand to be a NBBC member because I think it’s important for business leaders in the province to speak in a unified voice. We can have more meaningful impact as a group than if we were to work separately. It’s as much about teamwork as it is about leadership.

Quebec's slow pace on twinning a small section of the Trans-Canada Highway near the New Brunswick border is costing Canada close to $2 billion a year in lost economic activity, say business leaders.

Mike Wilson's shining moment came when he attended ceremonies in the United Arab Emirates this past March to celebrate a Guinness World Records achievement. The CEO of Atlantic Industries Limited, whose headquarters are in Sackville in southeastern New Brunswick, had provided the technology for the world's largest metal-buried bridge, with a span of more than 32 metres.