I see that Robert Irving’s new Moncton head office was officially opened last week.
I wonder how many Greater Monctonians realize how much investment and how many jobs have been created in Dieppe by those operations in the past 15 years or so – Midland Transport, Cavendish Farms, Cavendish Agri Services, Cavendish Produce, Irving Tissue and Irving Personal Care.
It has been very impressive. Greater Monctonians should be thankful.
Now, what’s next?
We need the next round of Robert Irving-style investments over the next 15-20 years. All around New Brunswick, we need ambitious entrepreneurs to carve out profitable niches in tech firms, manufacturing, warehousing, biotech, whatever – and take the plunge.
I spend a lot of time talking about external business investment but we can’t forget the critical value of folks like Robert Irving who also owns the Moncton Wildcats.