> Home > Government > Media Room > News Releases > Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview Sign a Memorandum of Understanding


July 17, 2017

MONCTON – The neighbouring communities of Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview have formally solidified their long-practiced good faith in each other and willingness to work together on economic issues that benefit the area as a whole.

The three municipalities signed a Memorandum of Understanding to agree to collaborate and cooperate on areas of mutual interest as it pertains to regional economic development and growth.

They will now function as one voice to all levels of government and other potential partners on issues related to regional economic development and growth and will collaborate on a regional economic development strategy. 

They also agreed to collaborate on job growth from the existing employer base, work together on launching entrepreneurial start-ups, and collaborate on increasing the regional tax base.

“This kind of co-operation has long existed informally and it is a primary force behind the Census Moncton Area becoming the fastest growing municipal area in the province and one of the fastest growing in Canada,” said Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold. “This kind of growth, where our region has become an economic driver for the province, could not happen without our ability to work together on the issues that benefit us all.”

Dieppe Mayor Yvon Lapierre said the Memorandum of Understanding is an important step in cementing the existing relationship between the three municipalities. “This cooperation will enable us to progress more efficiently on issues related to economic growth, and will show the willingness of the three municipalities to make our region one of the best places to do business in Canada.”

Riverview Mayor Ann Seamans said this is a positive time for our region. “We are committed to working collaboratively with Riverview’s municipal neighbours of Moncton and Dieppe to grow our local economy in a way that ensures prosperity for all our communities.”

The MOU also sees the communities agreeing to collaborate on new joint regional investment attractions and marketing and promotion strategies, including strategies developed with all levels of government and other potential partners.

–30–

INFORMATION:

Isabelle LeBlanc  Annie Duguay Meghan Walsh
Director, Communications Director, Communications Communications Coordinator
City of Moncton City of Dieppe Town of Riverview
506.853.3592    506.877.5045 506.387-2072