As CEO of Bayside Development Corporation, the business arm of Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, Rose Paul has fueled a vision to maximize future employment and business creation for Paqtnkek community members and beyond.
An essential element of the community’s long-term economic vision are their strategic partnerships with corporate stakeholders, such as industry leader EverWind Fuels in a billion-dollar industry with production of Green Hydrogen & Ammonia. It’s an alliance that Paul says will drive them towards ‘energy sovereignty’ and becoming a net zero contributor in the fight against global warning. They are also working on Truth to Reconciliation in building business & sector industry partnerships such as the First Ever Rocket Development with Maritime Launch Services, Signal Gold in mining industry and Clearwater.
Rose found an agreement with the province government dating back in 1962. She took the document she found and went to all levels of business to fulfill the obligation for her Nation. She worked hard with her leadership and teams to develop the first ever tripartite agreement with the Provincial & Federal governments and was awarded the multi-million dollar highway interchange site on Exit 38B. She’s now focused on Phase Two of the highway showcase and working towards the construction of a new business centre to grow and prosper business development, increase revenue, reduce poverty, empower the people in her community.
From an early age, Rose Paul’s grandparents instilled within her a lifelong commitment to help her Mi’kmaw community grow and prosper. She is a fluent Mi’kmaw speaker, a mother of 8 Children and 15 grandchildren who have been her strongest motivators.