Economic Development

Fredericton is one of Canada's great cities for business. We’re the Start-Up Capital of Canada, a choice destination for talented immigrants, and the #1 micro-city in North America for business (fDI Magazine). When it comes to overall cost-competitiveness, Fredericton occupies the top spot in Canada, according to the 2016 KPMG Competitive Alternatives study.

Ignite Fredericton, the region's progressive and business-focused economic development corporation, assists entrepreneurs and businesses to start, grow, and locate in Fredericton.

Ignite is here to:

  • support entrepreneurs
  • attract and retain talented people
  • build a strong business ecosystem through collaboration and partnerships with key stakeholders
  • encourage growth of established business through effective after-care 

Visit Ignite to find out what Fredericton can do for your business

Boost Fredericton is the City of Fredericton's living lab for civic innovation.

Boost Fredericton is using technology and partnerships to enable civic innovation and solve municipal challenges for the benefit of the corporation and community.