State of the Sector Breakfast Presentations
In celebration of National Forest Week, Forest NB hosted a series of breakfast presentations to local chambers of commerce. The
Chambers hosted Forest NB executive director Mike Legere as he presented on the state of the forestry sector.
Over 65 business owners attended and were impressed with the local contributions the forest sector made to their business community. "In Restigouche County alone over two thirds of full time equivalent jobs are related to the forestry sector," Legere said to the full room of chamber members in Campbellton.
Miramichi Chamber members were curious about future opportunities. Although a return to the days when the Miramichi was a dominant forestry presence in Atlantic Canada is unlikely near term, Legere mentioned that opportunities exist in an ever expanding market that is demanding more packaging, construction and bio-energy products derived from renewable sources like wood and that the industry on the river could see developments move forward like the proposed wood pellet plant in addition to existing facilities Arbec and Fornebu Lumber.
Forest NB is proposing three more chamber presentations before the end of the year and is
open to any chambers looking for a sponsored lunch and learn or breakfast
presentation on the industry. For further information contact