The beautiful city of Fredericton New Brunswick located on the majestic St John River is a thriving business center and a fantastic place to live. Fredericton is open for business and focused on developing a “Smart & Sustainable City” by creating a caring inclusive community and world-class intellectual infrastructure to support business. Fredericton has growing list of accolades and awards both national and international, as an ideal location to live and work, it is easy to see why you should choose to call Fredericton your home.
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“One of Canada’s Best Places to Live” Seven Years running (MoneySense Magazine)
The cost of housing is well below the national average.
Quick Commute – to anywhere in the city. Whether you are a downtown dweller and want to walk everywhere or a need an acre in the country – you can have that in the Fredericton area and still be only minutes from the city centre. No traffic jams here – with a short morning and 5pm rush – you will arrive at work or home with a smile.
• 2009 Cultural Capital of Canada (Government of Canada)
• Fredericton Chamber of Commerce has a program to provide new immigrant entrepreneurs with a business mentor to help them get the right start to their new business venture in the Fredericton area
• Gold Awards – Green Matters/Green Shops, Socio-Economic Category (2010 International Awards for Liveable Communities endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme
• Abundant recreational and cultural amenities
Smart & Sustainable City
“One of the World’s Top Seven Intelligent Communities” (ICF)
Fredericton is home to over 70% of the province’s knowledge industry.
• Greater Fredericton is home to more than 50% of New Brunswick´s Information Technology industries
• 60+ Research and Development organizations
• Canada’s largest per capita engineering cluster
• More Business per capita than any other city in Canada
Two universities and a variety of training colleges and institutes.
Fredericton boasts the 4th highest university-educated population in the entire country at 31%.
Fred-eZone Canada’s 1st free, wireless city.
2010 KPMG Competitive Alternatives study one of the most cost competitive places to do business on the eastern seaboard
With one business for every 14 people, the City has a vibrant entrepreneurial community, in diverse industries from technologies to light manufacturing, aerospace & defence, and retail.
Family Income – Estimated at $88,000+ in 2011. Source: Financial Post Canadian Markets Demographics 2011
Retail Sales – Estimated at16% above the national average. Source: Financial Post Canadian Markets
2011 Awards and Notables
• American* Cities of the Future: Best FDI Strategy – Micro City Winner
• American* Cities of the Future Runner-up Micro City
• American* Cities of the Future 6th for Quality of Life – Micro City” 2011/12 (fDi Magazine – Financial Times Ltd.) *North-Central-South
• “Milestone 5 for Fredericton’s Corporate & Community GHG Emission Reduction Programs” 2011 (Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection Program) *Only four municipalities in Canada have achieved this high standard.
• “One of Canada’s Best Places to Live” 2011 (MoneySense Magazine)
• “Fredericton ranks 2nd in Canada and 22nd in the World for Housing Affordability” 2011 (7th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey)
• at $88,932 in 2011. Source: Financial Post Canadian Markets Demographics 2011
• Retail Sales – Estimated at $1,407,915,453 for 2011 – 16% above the national average. Source: Financial Post Canadian Markets Demographics 2011
• Affordable Housing & Taxes – The cost of housing is well below the national average, and property taxes are low in comparison to major Canadian cities.
• Innovation Hub – The City offers an innovative and synergistic environment for industry with its state-of-the-art facilities like Knowledge Park – housing the national Centre of Excellence in Advanced Learning Technology (CEALT).
• A Rich and Diverse Research Cluster – With impressive expertise in the fields of technology, forestry, and agriculture, local businesses have access to more than 60 research organizations including the National Research Council (NRC) Institute for Information Technology (IIT)’s E-Business Research Centre. Recognized globally for research and innovation, NRC is a leader in the development of an innovative, knowledge-based economy for Canada through science and technology.
• A Centre for Higher Education – Fredericton is home to four universities plus a variety of training colleges and institutes. Fredericton also has the 4th highest university-educated population in the entire country at 31%.