It would seem that Saint John is finally on a roll. After getting something like six Ministers in the new Liberal government and the announcement of that new refinery project (possible), now they get this.
You can’t buy publicity like this. Saint John is definitely on the upswing and as I have said before, in many ways, as goes Saint John so goes New Brunswick.
This is not to discount Moncton or Freddy Beach for that matter but when the largest urban area in New Brunswick was struggling the effects were felt across the province.
Now, as the move into upswing mode, it will also ripple forward.
Couple of notes to BNB on this one:
1. Get serious about people attraction, now.
2. Call that Bob Manning from the SJ Board of Trade and offer him any amount to come work as your chief sales guy. I have seen him in action and he is a crackerjack. You don’t need ‘administrators’ at BNB, you need sales guys and Manning is sales guy personified. He oozes it and an above average knowledge of this thing called economic development.