Bathurst is the economic center of northern New Brunswick. We host the region’s best shopping, activities, sporting events as well as world class supply for light to heavy industrial needs.
Our community was built upon transforming natural resources. With significant mining and forestry activities, this City has developed a world-class set of skills that can support significant industrial projects.
There are key business sectors to our economy that are driving our region
Retail and Service – As the geographic and shopping center of Northern New Brunswick, Bathurst offers retailers the greatest catchment of any location in the North. We regularly service 190,000 who consider Bathurst their main destination for shopping and entertainment. With key drivers such as the Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL hockey team), Bathurst draws people for pleasure and for work.
Mining – As one of our regions highest value industries, resources continue to be discovered and developed. Our community was, in part, built on mining and the future will continue in that direction. With new mines commencing operation in 2012, 2013, and 2014, we have incredibly talented people and companies participating in this industry.
Industrial Fabrication – With a rich history of building and repairing industrial infrastructure, solving challenges for some of the world’s largest facilities, our industrial fabricators are world class suppliers.
Tourism – Bathurst and our surrounding areas offer a wide variety of accommodations to meet your needs. Looking for something clean and simple? Do you want full amenities? Prefer to get back to nature? We have it all. We want you to feel right at home, whether you stay at our motels, hotels, B&B´s, or campgrounds. We look forward to making your visit unforgettable! Browse our accommodations listing and choose the one that´s right for you. We look forward to having you stay with us! (www.DestinationBathurst.ca)
Aerospace and Defense – Our local companies perform at the highest standards for very demanding industries. With Quality programs and skilled people, our economy continues to develop to service the A&D industries.
Value-added Wood – with a long forestry history, our local producers are manufacturing world class products with local timber. From our long history with wood, we have made the jump to developing innovative products with our natural resources.
ICT – The skilled bilingual workforce in Bathurst is sought out by ICT companies. We develop training programs, web-based content and backbone industries all fed by a Center of Excellence in Information Technology.