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Innovation and Economic Progress

The Atlantic provinces engage in a broad range of inter-governmental, federal-provincial and international trade relationships to assist businesses in accessing economic development opportunities. Provinces are promoting and facilitating innovation in both public and private sectors, viewed as a key driver to prosperity for Atlantic Canadians. Research and development, access to venture capital, a growing supply of skilled workers and good, to excellent business conditions are keys to sustainable jobs and an internationally competitive regional economy. 

Research and Development

Provinces are collaborating regionally on best practices and common approaches to increase investments in research and development and commercialization of new technologies.