Friday, December 5, 2008

Saint John Board of Trade Extremely Pleased with Province's Investment in the Community College, Saint John Campus

The Saint John Board of Trade is pleased with the Provincial Government’s commitment of funds totalling $45 million for the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) facilities in Saint John. "The long awaited expansion of NBCC Saint John campus will ensure that businesses in the region and the Province will have access to the highly skilled workforce they require" said Imelda Gilman, President of the Saint John Board of Trade.

"In these tough economic times, it is encouraging to see the Provincial Government taking steps to not only stimulate the economy through construction, but also ensure the long-term advancement of our citizens and businesses through critical infrastructure that will aid New Brunswick in its long-term goal of self-sufficiency" added Ms. Gilman.

The Saint John Board of Trade is dedicated to fostering an economic climate that enhances growth, prosperity, and an improved quality of life in the community. With more than 1,000 members, representing 600 small, medium, and large businesses and organization and therefore, the interests of more than 30,000 citizens, the Board is a dynamic advocate and the principal voice for the business community of Greater Saint John. It offers a variety of programs, activities, services, and networking opportunities designed to enhance the business prospects of members and the overall business climate of the area.

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