Atlantic Canada’s independent voice on economic issues


Why Join APEC?

We are different.

APEC is a regionally-focused, independent, economic research and policy organization with a mandate to further economic progress in Atlantic Canada. We have been a trusted source of data-driven business and economic intelligence since 1954 and continue to lead the way in supporting business decision-making and policy analysis that strengthens the region’s future. Members value APEC’s independent economic policy analysis, advice and advocacy for the Atlantic region.

Our experienced in-house researchers work on local and global issues affecting Atlantic firms and government policies, producing recommendations with direct application to our region. 

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Members receive access to all APEC publications

• Exclusive member-only publications include: annual economic outlook, investment outlook, provincial economic update, fiscal monitor and other APEC analysis of current economic and policy topics.

• Exclusive access to APEC’s Major Projects Inventory. Includes searchable online database and mapping tool for all proposed and current investment projects in the region 

• Advance access to all APEC research reports 

*Number of users with access to member publications and online member portal is determined by membership level

Members receive receive event discounts*

• Discounts for webinars and other policy events 

• Discounted conference rates for spring Major Projects event and fall business Outlook conference 

• APEC events provide members with opportunities for sponsorship, networking with business and government leaders, and discussion on key economic topics 

*Number of event and webinar discounts is determined by membership level but can be used by any individual in the organization

Patron Membership 

Our Patron members are especially valued for their higher financial contribution to support APEC’s research and policy activities. In return, we provide special recognition for their support, offer free invitation-only dinners with guest speakers; and proactively engage them to learn about their  priorities and regional interests to help shape our ongoing research.

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