Countdown to the 2021 Top 50 CEOs: Take 5 with 2020 winner Larry Shaw

Posted on May 05, 2021 | Atlantic Business Magazine | 0 Comments

As CEO of Ignite Fredericton and Knowledge Park, Larry Shaw has worked tirelessly to grow the economy of Fredericton, New Brunswick, and Atlantic Canada. Over the past five years, he has led a world class team in supporting the creation of more than 300 companies, helping businees to expand and increase employment by more than 1,500 jobs, support population growth and workforce expansion through more than 3,000 newcomers.

Knowledge Park has grown to be the work home for more than 800 employees working in more than 50 knowledge based companies. As Atlantic Canada’s only research park, Knowledge Park has grown to have more than $80 million in assets with revenues exceeding $5 million. Cyber Center is the latest strategic investment and will be the home for cyber security leadership in Canada.

As an entrepreneur Larry has developed commercial real estate in Fredericton.

For this episode of Take 5 with the Top 50, Atlantic Business Magazine editor Dawn Chafe asks Larry about the Covid-driven changes he plans to keep after the pandemic. They also talk about untapped economic opportunities in New Brunswick and how a larger immigration-driven population will improve the economy.

For each episode of Atlantic Business Magazine’s Take 5 with the Top 50 CEOs video series, we ask five questions of a 2020 Top 50 CEO award winner. See video below for the full Q&A with Larry Shaw.

Watch the 2021 Top 50 CEO awards at 7:00 pm AST, Thurs., May 6

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