The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is facing both exciting prospects and difficult challenges. There is an economic boom concentrated in the Avalon Peninsula, particularly St. John’s, which is experiencing unprecedented economic growth and development that is expected to continue into the future. However, while Newfoundland and Labrador is emerging as a “have” province, the rural parts of the province face major challenges in developing new industry, dealing with out-migration (especially of young people) and population decline and preserving public infrastructure. To help inform the discussion and debate around addressing these social and economic challenges, the NLFL produced a discussion paper looking at regional development policies dealing with similar challenges both within Canada and internationally.
You can download the document here.