Board very pleased conversation has started, looking forward to more detail and actions.
St. John’s, NL - The St. John’s Board of Trade is pleased that the provincial government has started the conversation about reopening the economy. We look forward to engaging as details are refined.
“Businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador have anxiously awaited our government’s plan to reopen the economy” said Andrew Wadden, Chair of the St. John’s Board of Trade. “Our members need certainty and clarity on what the next steps will be. We are hopeful that government will continue to monitor closely, and as soon as the required public health milestones have been achieved, provide immediate information and action to continue the opening of businesses in a safe fashion.”
The Board has requested a meeting with Mr. Paul Mills to learn more and support government’s approach to economic recovery.
“We are here to support and provide possible solutions to Government,” stated Wadden.
“We know businesses, rely on us and the power of our network. The Board has over 770 businesses representing thousands of employers and employees which are vital to the St. John’s and provincial economies. We look forward to sharing our views on any recovery plan and being a part of the solution to the economic challenges ahead.
We thank our health officials for their tireless and excellent work, while also stressing to government that the business community requires unrelenting support and a regular examination and review of restrictions. The economic crisis demands response and transparency.
The sooner businesses can get back to operating safely, the whole province will benefit.