The majority of the Port City's business community has high hopes for the coming year.
The Saint John Board of Trade Membership survey shows business confidence in the city is on the rise with 78-percent of respondents saying they expect their company to do much better or somewhat better in the coming year. 84-percent say they think the business community in the city is very supportive or at least somewhat supportive of their business.
Meantime the latest results from the Monthly Labour Force Survey released by Stats Canada showing a drop of 1.4-percent in employment in Saint John from February to March of this year. However, that's up 3-percent from March of last year.