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Department of Industry, Energy & Technology
Contact: Hilary Griffiths
The Department of Industry, Energy and Technology (IET) is the lead for innovation, economic development and diversification in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The department focuses on creating a competitive environment to support private sector investment and business growth; and supporting industries in Newfoundland and Labrador such as mining, energy and technology. Working closely with key stakeholders, the department also develops and monitors supporting regulatory and benefits activities.
Elected as the Member of the NL House of Assembly by and for the people of the district of Placentia – St. Mary’s and the Trinity South area on November 30, 2015. Reelected in 2019 and 2021. Born and raised in Placentia.
Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre
Contact: Jennifer Bennett
Located in the heart of Placentia, in the Town Square, is the Placentia Bay Cultural Arts Centre. This state-of-the-art multipurpose facility in one of the crown jewels of Placentia’s many cultural assets. The facility is fully equipped for cultural events and performances, including audio visual services and dressing facilities. The flexible character of the centre enables it to be easily adapted as a workshop and conference space, as well as a premier venue for receptions and catered events, exhibit and gallery space.
The Town of Long Harbour
Contact: Jaunita Gosse
Address:P.O. Box 40
Long Harbour , NL
The Town of Long Harbour Mount Arlington Heights is located in southeast Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Long Harbour is an active industrial hub, servicing the Western Avalon Peninsula. The town is approximately 11 kms. from the Trans Canada Highway with a newly upgraded access road and only one hour’s drive from the City of St. John’s.The people who live in the Town of Long Harbour Mount Arlington Heights are friendly with a unique heritage and a rich culture. Their abundance of talents and skills has been increased by the many families that were resettled here from nearby islands in Placentia Bay in the 1960’s.
The Town of Long Harbour Mount Arlington Heights has distinguished itself as a resilient, proud and determined community. Residents of this place have always stood-up and stood-out. This is a community that achieves its goals, often against tremendous odds. Our community has a history of being builders, and doers, gifted with skills and determination. Ours is a proud community with a very bright future.
Being the home of the new Vale nickel processing plant is an accomplishment that our town is proud of. This achievement represents years of perseverance and vision that has breathed new life into our community and the region’s economy.
When in operation, this highly technical, leading edge, nickel processing plant will be a global leader directly employing approximately 500 people within the plant’s operations, and hundreds of jobs in plant support positions. Procurement expenditures to support plant operations are estimated at $125 – $150 million annually throughout the life of the project, unadjusted for inflation.