The role of the Economic Development department is to assist in economic development for both the public and private sectors of the City of Miramichi and to develop strategies to assist growth in the region. The Economic Development department works very closely with other Government agencies in the region to promote development in the area. One important component of the Economic Development department is the active pursuit of companies for establishment in the city.
Principal policy advisor on business attraction and retention issues; facilitate commercial and industrial growth; help increase tax assessment and employment opportunities.
Identify available funding programs and manage short and long term special projects as required.
Act as liaison with and provide guidance to various local economic development partners in order to facilitate a positive relationship that results in the identification of opportunities to attract and to expand existing business or industry.
Coordinate relevant programs with appropriate branches of the provincial and federal governments.
Provide the City with a long term planning approach to development to position itself to take advantage of future opportunities. Oversee citywide development projects to ensure projects are implemented in a manner, which maximize benefits and returns to the City. Works to make the City of Miramichi the most developer-friendly city in Canada.
Prepares an annual budget for the Department of Economic Development.
Responsible for the day-to-day management of the Department, including the effective supervision of staff.
Economic Development Department
City of Miramichi
141 Henry Street
Telephone: (506) 623-2062
Mobile (506) 624-7041
Fax: (506) 623-2261
Email: Jeffrey MacTavish