We are always highly supportive of bringing companies such as Desire2Learn to Newfoundland and Labrador, adding expertise and capacity to the sector. As the newest members of NATI we look forward to working with Desire2Learn and how their experience can add to the best practices in NL.
NATI supports the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador`s plan for investing in business attraction opportunities with established companies such as Desire2Learn. World class firms with a proven track record and long term stable funding are sought after by competing jurisdictions.
Desire2Learn`s decision to locate operations in our province is a clear indication that technology firms competing globally see value in our sector. These types of firms will add significant expertise and capacity in addition to full time permanent well-paying jobs, including much needed experience for new graduates.
The technology sector in NL is strong and growing, currently at over $1.6 billion in revenues, contributing over 6% of the provincial economy, and employing over 3800 full time employees. It has never been more important than now to ensure we have an environment in place for the growth of technology in NL. We are seeing not only great innovation, which has always been here, but much more of an economic and social impact driven by technology and the knowledge based industry.
NATI looks forward to continuing to work with our membership and our public/private partnerships as we accelerate the growth of the advanced technology sector in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Chair, Newfoundland & Labrador Association of Technology Industries
Chief Executive Officer
Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries