Labrador business group highlights activity in region

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Big Land full of opportunity, says Labrador North Chamber of Commerce

— Courtesy of Labrador North Chamber of Commerce

Building upon the success of its annual Expo Labrador conference, the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce will hold an event in St. John’s next week, promoting business opportunities in Labrador.

The "Northern Exposure 2013" conference and trade show will be held at the Delta Hotel and Convention Centre in St. John's from Jan. 22-24.

As with Expo Labrador, Northern Exposure — — will be focused on promoting new industrial projects, but also discussion of the opportunities and challenges in engaging with Labrador’s small to medium-size enterprises, many supporting the larger projects.

In the lead up to the conference, the chamber has released an informational graphic reflecting some of the activity in the Big Land.

“As Labrador enters this new phase of development, there will be an immediate need for growth in the service and infrastructure sectors, in addition to the developments themselves. The opportunities that exist in Labrador are plentiful and strategically located just north of Newfoundland’s backyard,” said Sterling Peyton, president of the Labrador North Chamber of Commerce, in a statement issued by the chamber this morning.

“We continue to hear from companies who are quickly becoming aware of the depth of opportunity in Labrador but are unsure how to tap into the region,” Peyton said.

The conference in St. John’s is expected to help connect those interested in the activity in Labrador with potential partners who can help them become involved, established, further north, he said.

Peyton said companies from China, India, Australia and South Africa, have been looking to conduct business in Labrador and invest in the region in recent years.

The Telegram will have more from the conference next week.

Organizations: Labrador North Chamber of Commerce, Delta Hotel and Convention Centre

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Northern Exposure, St. John's China India Australia South Africa

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