If I was the czar of New Brunswick tomorrow, I would ask everyone to focus on job creation and economic development,” That would be priority No. 1. It would be priority No. 2 and it would be priority No. 3. That would be my signal. I’d say ‘If you come to me with anything else, you’re wasting your time and mine. What we’re going to do is focus on economic development, end of story.’ ” – Donald Savoie
From an interview series on economic development starting today in the TJ.
Read this interview. Savoie is right on the money about getting the private sector more involved in economic development. Not just in the development of their own businesses (although that is vital) but in the broader efforts to attract companies and grow key clusters in the province.