Economic Development

Ignite, the leading Economic Development agency for Capital and Western Valley Regions, is delighted to introduce a brand-new team to support growing businesses within our region.

Our Business Development Officers (BDOs) coordinate and implement business support in New Brunswick’s Capital Region and deliver customized strategies and resources that allow these businesses to thrive and succeed in today’s dynamic marketplace. Meet BDO – Mikala Watson.

Mikala is excited to connect with communities in Grand Lake, Arcadia, Oromocto, Fredericton Junction, Tracy, Rural Districts, and Sunbury-York South to provide one-on-one, confidential business consulting to help you start, grow, and transition your business at no cost.


  • Entrepreneurial & Business support 
  • One-on-one business counselling 
  • Business funding opportunities 
  • Access to our support organizations 

For more information on services, download the Ignite fact sheet.


Mikala Watson
Business Development Officer
Tel: 506-467-1858