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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Business Climate Improving In Saint John

Most members of the Saint John Board of Trade are optimistic about the business climate in the area, according to its annual survey. 

78 per cent of Board of Trade members say they expect their companies to do better in the year ahead and more than 96 per cent expect to maintain current staffing levels or even hire more people. 

More than 61 per cent believe the city is headed in the right direction with 26 per cent undecided and 12.5 per cent saying Saint John is on the wrong track.

Over 70 per cent support shale gas development and as for the provincial government's new drug plan, 45 per cent are in support with 44 per cent still undecided.