Investments by the Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island in new food processing technology are helping Island companies develop innovative new products for growing export markets.
Fall Flavours Festival organizers say attendance at the 2013 Festival was the biggest in its six year history with total attendance up more than sixteen per cent.
Eight research-based and innovative Island businesses will be assisted in taking proven projects into commercial scale production with grants of up to $800,000 through the Development and Commercialization Fund.
Royal Star Foods in Tignish will expand its cold storage facility to meet increased consumer demand locally and internationally, thanks to an investment of $1.3 million from the Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island.
Premier Robert Ghiz is leading a Council of Atlantic Premiers trade mission of more than 75 business and education leaders from across Atlantic Canada to Brazil from October 21 - 25.