Fredericton is a Community of Innovation. Home to multiple Research and Development centers— the NRC’s e-business research center, the Research and Productivity Council, forest and agriculture research institutions, and others—Fredericton’s business community has developed in a synergistic culture of collaboration between research, government and private sector.
Fredericton’s business community is a ripe environment for partnerships. Small start-ups, niche businesses, home-grown international players and satellite offices of multinationals—Fredericton business has a long history of leveraging expertise from multiple sources into successful products with worldwide markets.
Office & commercial space, and large quantities of vacant, serviced land (public & private) are available for development. There is a “perfect location” for every type of business. All of the services required by new businesses are available including natural gas and Atlantic Canada’s only municipal fibre optic network and free wireless fidelity service, Fred-eZone. Plus close proximity to restaurants, hotels, banks, and other goods and services.
CONSTRUCTION - The City of Fredericton continues to experience a prolonged "boom" with the highest level of building activity in our history. In 2007, the value of construction was $119.5 million! Fredericton’s strong employment base supports a dynamic housing market, and growing commercial, industrial and institutional sectors.
Fredericton offers a wide range of affordable housing options given all the new residential construction of apartments, executive housing, newly developed subdivisions, etc. In 2006, 333 multiple unit starts amd 181 single detached starts were developed in all areas of the city.
City of Fredericton Planning Department - The City of Fredericton's Development Services Department provides service in the areas of land use planning, development control regulations, zoning, building permits and building inspections, building code enforcement, parking services, by-law enforcement, heritage and culture, and tourism. Through its division the Development Services Department strives to provide excellent customer service to residents, visitors and the development community by responding to the needs of the public quickly, efficiently and accurately.
The Department is responsible for the Capital City Municipal Plan, which is critical to the health and prosperity of the City of Fredericton. This plan establishes a broad planning framework to manage the future growth and change of the city and provides policy guidance on a variety of land use and development related issues.