Economic Development

Who are we?

We are the Southwest Region's Economic and Workforce Development Connector for businesses of all sizes. We collaborate with local, Provincial, and Federal partners to provide services, and training to develop and grow businesses and the workforce.

Regional Events

The inaugural Southwest Business Summit 2024, held at the Algonquin Resort in Saint Andrews June 26th, 27th, and 28th was a huge success!

Mark your calendars for Southwest Business Summit 2025May 26th - 28th, 2025, held once again at the Algonquin Resort in Saint Andrews!

Follow the Summit social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn (@SouthwestBusinessSummit), and the website for updates at  






Regional Business Information Sessions

Business information sessions are being held across the region in 2024. The sessions bring together Provincial funding partners from Opportunities NB (ONB), WorkingNB, and the Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC) to educate businesses on programs and supports available to them.

Check the dates below for sessions in your area!

  • January 30, 2024 - Grand Manan (Complete)
  • May 13, 2024 - Campobello (Complete)
  • June 3, 2024 - McAdam (Complete)
  • September 11, 2024 - Municipal District of St. Stephen / Saint Andrews & Rural District
  • October, 2024 (exact date TBD) - Eastern Charlotte / Fundy Shores & Rural District

Keep an eye on our social media pages for more information on these and other events, such as regional job fairs! You can find us on Facebook, and LinkedIn @Southwest NB Economic & Workforce Development

Regional Job Postings

Regional job postings will be updated here twice per month. Check out the current job listing below from across the region as of July 10th. 

Regional Job Listings

Are you an employer experiencing difficulty finding staff? Reach out to us at